Akwa United took a big step to reach the playoff as Godspower Aniefiok’s stoppage-time goal secured all needed three points away from home against Go Round FC at the Krisdera Hotel Stadium in Rivers State.
El-Kanemi Warriors and FC Ifeanyi Ubah dropped points as the race for Super 6 wax stronger in Group B.
El-Kanemi played a goalless draw with Yobe FC but Ifeanyi Ubah were punished severely by Abia Warriors.
However, Kano Pillars loses the chance to catch up with the top three after playing 0-0 away to Nasarawa United.
Meanwhile, in Group A, Rangers International secured a narrow win against Kwara United as it maintained its place at the top of the table.
It was a disappointing performance from Eyimba after the Aba Club were thumped 1-0 by Rivers United to end their unbeaten streak.
NPFL Group A League Table
|4||Lobi Stars F.C||18||6||9||27|
|7||Sunshine Stars F.C||18||6||5||23|
|8||Wikki Tourist F.C.||18||7||2||23|
|9||Bendel Insurance F.C.||18||4||10||22|
|10||Kwara United F.C||18||5||5||20|
NPFL Group B League Table
|3||FC Ifeanyi Ubah||18||9||3||30|
|4||Kano Pillars F.C||18||8||4||28|
|5||Nasarawa United F.C||18||8||2||26|
|7||GO Round F.C||18||7||4||25|
NPFL Matchday 18 Group A Results
Rivers UTD 1 – 0 Enyimba
Wikki 1 – 1 MFM
Rangers 1 – 0 Kwara
Lobi 1 – 0 Bendel Insurance F.C.
Niger Tor 1 – 0 Katsina
Remo Stars 1 – 0 Sunshine
NPFL Matchday 18 Group B Results
GO Round 0 – 1 Akwa UTD
Yobe 0 – 0 El-Kanemi August 27
Plateau UTD 2 – 0 Gombe UTD
Nasarawa 0 – 0 Kano Pillars F.C
Abia 3 – 0 Ifeanyi Ubah
Delta Force 0 – 0 Heartland