Nasarawa United and Enyimba on Sunday light up the Nigeria Premier League with big wins to keep up the pressure on the defending champions and table toppers, Kano Pillars.
Pillars piped Awka United by a lone goal in Kano, but second-placed Nasarawa United beat Sharks 2-0 while Enyimba whitewashed Bayelsa United 4-0 to sustain the pressure on the league leaders.
Pillars remain top of the standings on 47 points from 27 matches, while Nasarawa have 44 points and Enyimba are third with 43 points.
Mfon Udoh, Nzube Anaezemba and Emeka Nwanna grabbed the goals for the People’s Elephant at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba.
Elsewhere, Kaduna United pummelled Crown of Ogbomosho by 5goals to nil, Sunshine Stars beat Abia Warriors 3-1 in Akure, Dolphins disunited Gombe United by two nil, El-Kanemi handed Heartland 2-1, Taraba lost by 3-0 to Giwa FC in Jos, Rangers piped Warri Wolves by a lone goal, while Nembe FC was leading Lobi Stars by two goals to one before the match was abandoned.