Lobi Stars of Makurdi have ended the first stanza of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, season as table toppers after a 1-0 win over Plateau United.
Coach Eugene Agagbe side maintained the lead on the log with 36 points after defeating their rivals in the North Central Derby decided at their adopted home ground in Lafia.
Remo Stars recorded a 2-1 win over Abia Warriors to closely follow Lobi Stars on the second position with 35 points while Enyimba FC climbed to the third position after the 1-2 away win over Shooting Stars Club of Ibadan.
Akwa United pulled out a surprise victory against Rangers International to move out of the relegation zone while Kano Pillars showed superiority over Heartland FC in a 2-1 victory over the Naze Millionaires.
Niger Tornadoes were held to a goalless draw by Katsina United, a result that will see them remain above the relegation zone until the second stanza.
Sporting Lagos, who had a blistering start to the season find themselves in the relegation zone with 18 points while Heartland occupy the 20th position on the log.