Rangers International of Enugu yesterday returned to the top spot of the Nigerian Professional Football League with a convincing 3–0 defeat of Akwa United in Enugu.
The victory over the Akwa Ibom promise keepers has propelled the flying Antelopes to top the league with 14 points. after seven weeks of action.
Rangers has also displaced the high riding Mountain of fire and Miracles (MFM), who were halted yesterday by Heartland football club of Owerri at the Dan Anyiam Stadium by a lone goal.
Fortune Omoniwari had put the Naze Millionaire’s in the lead after a brilliant solo effort in the 31th minute.
The visitors exhibited good fighting spirit, while seeking for an equalizer, but the defence line of the homers were able to neutralize all their moves.
Heartland would have doubled the tally, but their penalty appeal towards the end of the match was neglected by the center referee, when it appeared like an MFM defender had handled the ball inside the 18 yard box.
Other NPFL week 7 results are El Kanemi 2—Ifeanyi Ubah 1,Plateau United 2 Lobi Stars 1,Ikorodu United 1 Giwa 2, FC Wikki 2 Niger Tornadoes 1