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Nigeria wrap: Plateau edge closer to title

Nigeria wrap: Plateau edge closer to title
From ESPN - August 13, 2017

Plateau United edged closer to the Nigerian Professional Football League title, while Remo Stars were officially relegated following a home defeat to Rivers United.

Plateau United 1 MFM FC 0
Plateau United have one hand on the league title after winning their top-of-the-table clash against MFM in Jos to open a six-point gap with four matches remaining. Ibeh Johnson scored the match-winning goal after just three minutes, while Daniel Itodo came close to adding a second when his bicycle-kick hit the woodwork.

Enugu Rangers 1 Sunshine Stars 0
Chibuzor Madu's 27th-minute penalty was all Rangers required to secure a much-needed home win against Sunshine Stars. Tope Olusesi was fouled in the area and Madu expertly tucked away the resultant effort as Rangers moved up to 13th place, two better than Stars, who remain in the relegation mix.

Remo Stars 1 Rivers United 3
Struggling Rivers managed their first away win of the season; in the process ensuring relegation for Stars, who are not winless in 10 games. Bernard Ovoke expertly bent in a free-kick on 15 minutes to hand the visitors the lead after which Emeka Ogbugh doubled the advantage. Esosa Igbinoba netted a third goal off a rebound, before Salefu Ochowechi pulled a goal back late on with a free-kick of his own.

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