Giwa pulls off unexpected win as Enyimba!!!

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Giwa pulls off unexpected win as Enyimba tightens grip around 2015 title

Giwa FC maintained a shouting distance with table topper, Enyimba after grabbing all 3 points on the road against a troubled El- Kanemi Warriors

As the title race becomes more intense, Enyimba of Aba gave themselves an edge over 2nd placed Warri Wolves after standing their ground and battling to a 0-0 draw against their host Nasarawa United.

Wikki Tourists kept their continental dreams alive breaking off the fierce resistance from FC Ifeanyi Ubah by 2 goals to 1.
In Port Harcourt Ghanaian striker Godbless Asamoah scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season as he inspired Dolphins to a 2-1 win against last season champion Kano Pillars who took a shock lead through Adamu Hassan.

Sharks fell short in Owerri against..

Heartland as Fortune Omoniwari’s 4th minute strike did the damage against his former employers.

Abia Warriors midfielder Ifeanyi Onyeali who just returned from a lengthy injury layoff, inspired his team to a 2-0 win over Lobi
Stars.

In Ibadan, Ibrahim Salawu’s brilliant free kick condemned FC Taraba to yet another defeat with the Jalingo side’s relegation fate sealed.

Both Kwara United and Bayelsa United also played out a 1-1 draw in Ilorin in the bottom of the table clash

LMC postpones League matches again

The League Management Company for the 2nd week running have yet again postponed all matches in the Nigerian Premier League due to pressures from clubs.
In a letter signed by the Chief Operating Officer of the body, Salihu Abubakar which was sent to all 20 clubs and made available to the media, the decision was made due to the selection of players from various clubs into the Super Eagles team playing against Burkina Faso on Sunday in the race for the 2016 CHAN ticket.

Hence, all week 35 matches earlier scheduled for this weekend will now take place on wednesday, 28th of October 2015.

Merlin bows to Cowrie RFC at 7s Rugby President Cup trophy

The deadly combination of Onoru Jatto, Christian Innocent Ogar, Afiz Ayinla, Azeez Ladipo were all that Cowrie RFC needed to clinch the 1st edition of the President Cup Rugby 7s tournament which held on friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of October 2015 at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos.

The current South West Rugby league champions decimated Merlin RFC of the UK in what happened to be a repeat of the 1st match of the tournament.

With bookmakers expecting a keenly contested game, Cowrie proved all wrong as Black Stallions winger, Christian Ogar scored a try less than 20 seconds into the game to open a 5 points lead against the Merlins who appeared to be struggling under the hot sun.

With Merlin RFC still reeling from the point conceded, Ladipo Azeez piled on more pressure with a try before Ogar added 2 tries to earn the Most Valuable Player prize of the tournament.

Despite spirited efforts from the Merlins in the second half, it was a case of too little too late as the game ended 48 points to 14 in favor of Cowrie RFC.

Speaking after the victory, captain of the side, Azeez Ladipo said the victory was a sweet reward for about 3months of training in preparation for the tournament as he commended his team for stepping up their game when it really mattered.

In the 3rd place match, Barewa RFC of Kaduna who narrowly lost to Cowrie in the semifinals were too strong for Racing RFC as they ran away by 7-0 scoreline.

In the Plate finals, Police RFC once again failed to live up to pre-tournament expectations as they were decimated by Panthers RFC by 19 points to 12.

It was all about Parakou RFC of Benin Republic who came, saw and conquered in the Shield category as they defeated Delta RFC by 21 points to 17.

Gosar RFC also went home with the competition’s Bowl.

The competition held in a perfect family atmosphere which saw hundreds of rugby fans from the UK, South Africa and all over Nigeria come with their spouses and children to grace the tournament where enough food and drinks were made available by the organisers…

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