Rangers have booked a place in the Nigeria Professional Football League Super Six competition following a hard fought one to nil win against Bendel Insurance in a matchday encounter at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Wednesday. The Enugu club occupy now have a top spot in Group A of the NPFL table with 37 points from 20 games.
Substitute Felix Ogbuke scored the crucial goal for the Flying Antelopes five minutes before the end of regulation time. In Minna, MFM hopes of securing a play-off spot suffered a setback after they went down to a 1-0 defeat to their hosts Niger Tornadoes in Minna.
Ismaila Sarki’s early goal in the second minute was enough to give Tornadoes victory as they have now moved to 10th position in the table and are three points away from safety; albeit after playing one game more than their fellow relegation battlers.
In Umuahia, Samson Obi scored a late penalty deep into stoppage time to help Abia Warriors to a 2-1 win over El-Kanemi Warriors. With this victory, Abia Warriors have jumped to 5th spot with 27 points from 20 games while the Borno Army are still hanging on to the last playoff spot in Group B with 30 points.