The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is in its final stretch and the race is heating up on both ends of the table. Current leaders Akwa United missed out on an opportunity to extend their lead by drawing 0-0 at Plateau United and now Kano Pillars are back within reaching distance, only trailing by two points following a 3-0 win over Lobi Stars. Kwara United and Nasarawa United are lurking in the background with both teams five points back with each having a game to make up.
Sunshine Stars crawled out of the relegation zone courtesy of their 0-1 road victory over Heartland on Sunday, an Ifeagwu Ojukwu goal making the difference in the first away win for the Akure Gunners since January. The NPFL’s website has a recap of all the action from Sunday with a summary of the situation in the table on both ends.