As the first half of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season ends, Plateau United of Jos has returned to the top spot.
This came about as United sunk Katsina United 3-0 to top the table with 35 points from 18 games. MFM Football Club of Lagos lost 0-2 to fifth-placed Akwa United of Uyo, and finished second place with 33 points.
El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri pipped Ilorin 1-0 to place third also with 33 points, but with lesser goals.
Niger Tornadoes of Minna is fourth with 30 points after defeating 12 placed Kano Pillars 1-0 in Lokoja, while Abia Warriors climbed to sixth after defeating Wikki Tourists of Bauchi 2-0.
The Tourists from Bauchi is down in the 17th spot. Seventh on the log is Enyimba International of Aba who beat bottom-placed Remo Stars 1-0 in Calabar.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah needed two penalties to defeat Shooting Stars 2-1 in Nnewi. Ubah is eighth on the table, while Shooting Stars is 13th.
Lobi Stars climbed to ninth on the table after defeating 18th placed Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1 in Makurdi.
By Felix Simire