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Goalkeeper John Noble starred as Enyimba squeeezed past Rivers United Sunday in an all-Nigerian CAF Confederation Cup showdown to secure a place in the group draw.
With matchday 2 of the Nigerian League now complete and as we approach matchday 3, let's have a look at how things currently stand.
The CAF Confederation Cup playoffs draw made in Cairo Friday produced the appealing prospect of an all-Nigerian showdown between Enyimba and Rivers United.
The Nigerian League is back. The first set of matches took place at the weekend with Kwara United top of the table.
Nigerian football boss Amaju Pinnick has accused Kano Pillars and Rivers United of lacking "steel" as the clubs prepare for CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round second legs this weekend.
1 point separates the top 3 sides in the Nigerian League with 22 matches played.
Enyimba moved up to 9th after winning 4-1 away to Abia Warriors in the Aba derby.
Lobi Stars are back to the top of the league after they won 2-1 against Wikki Tourist.
Plateau United are back at the top after they won 1-0 at home to fellow title contenders Rivers United.
Lobi Stars remain top of the table despite losing the crucial top of the league clash against Rivers United on Wednesday.
As we approach matchday 11, Plateau United are currently top of the league. They are away to 9th placed Abia Warriors on Sunday.
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