The Enyimba full back was stretchered off later on following what looked like an ankle sprain but his contribution was enough to seal victory for the former Champions in an otherwise feisty contest decided at the U.J Esuene Stadium.Despite the defeat, Plateau United remains at the driverâ€™s seat of the topflight on 39 points. The Jos team is two points ahead of MFM FC who leapfrogged El Kanemi to the second spot with the 1-0 defeat of FC Ifeanyiubah at the Agege Stadium. MFMâ€™s victory ended Ifeanyiubahâ€™s eight matches unbeaten run.El Kanemi dropped to the third position on the log on 36 points after losing 1-2 away to Wikki Tourists in Bauchi.Elsewhere, Nasarawa was forced to a 1-1 draw by Rangers International at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu. Former junior international, Thomas Zenke, edged the Lafia landlords in front. The Flying Antelopes who have lost their magic at the Cathedral, were rescued by Godwin Agada.Nasarawa Unitedâ€™s Head Coach Kabir Dogo described as good result the score draw at champions, Enugu Rangers.Dogo told Supersport.com that both sides gave their very best performance in the clash as showed in the outcome of the crunch encounter.â€œItâ€™s a good result against the defending champions, Enugu Rangers right there at their backyard.â€œIt was a good game for both sides, we got our own chance at goal and were able to make it count positively.â€œEnugu Rangers had theirs, too and actually made a maximal use of it to keep the scores at one goal apiece. Itâ€™s interesting that both legs of the matches in Lafia and Enugu ended one goal apiece for the sides.MATCH DAY 22Rangers 1-1 NassarawaEnyimba 1-0 Plateau UtdKatsina Utd 1-0 Abia WarriorsKano Pillars 2-1 Lobi starsMFM FC 1-0 Ifeanyi UbahABS FC 2-1 TornadoesShooting 1-0 SunshineRemo Stars 2-0 Gombe UtdWikki 2-1 El KanemiShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *MFM FC ends Ifeanyiubahâ€™s eight-match unbeaten runBy Duro IkhazuagbePlateau United suffered a setback in its quest to nip the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title Sunday in Calabar as it lost 0-1 to Enyimba FC in a match-day 22 clash.Andrew Abaloguâ€™s 20-yard lone strike in the 68th minutes beat Dele Ajiboye in goal for the visitors from Jos.
Killenaule’s Kieran Bergin admits winning the Munster title is a monkey off their back but says their attention has already turned to All Ireland challenge. The team won the Premier’s 41st Munster title at Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon, beating a strong Waterford side in front of a capacity home crowd.Thurles Sarsfields clubman Padraic Maher is due to undergo tests and assessments on a shoulder injury he picked up during Sunday’s provincial decider.Tipperary now have 5 weeks before their next match, an All Ireland Semi Final on the 16th August.
Brazilian star Neymar, couldn’t hold back the tears as he reminisced about his time at Barcelona and his partnership with Lionel Messi.Neymar signed for the Catalan club in 2013 from Santos and went on to make over 100 appearances and won La Liga and the Champions League.In an interview with Rede Globo’s Esporte Espetacular, Neymar broke down while talking about Messi, saying the Argentine provided him with support when he needed it the most. “Honestly, it’s difficult, very difficult for me to talk about Messi, because it was very special for me at Barcelona, I say this to everybody,” he said. “At the moment when I needed the most support, the best player in the world arrived and gave me a hand. Come here, I’m here to help you.”He also said Messi advised him not to be “shy” when he first arrived and that he shouldn’t be afraid of “anyone at the club.”Despite Neymar’s acrimonious departure to French Club PSG in 2017for a world-record fee of £200m, Barcelona were desperate to sign the 28-year-old last summer.Messi also insisted he would have loved for the club to resign Neymar as he would have “increased our chances of achieving our objectives.”“He was desperate to come back. I don’t know if the club really tried or not. I would have loved to have Neymar back. I understand those people who are against his return and it’s understandable for what happened with ‘Ney’ and the way that he left,” he added.“But thinking about it on a sporting level, I personally think Neymar is one of the best players in the world and having him in our squad would increase our chances of achieving our objectives.”Take a look at an excerpt of Neymar’s interview below: