Rivers United took control in the Nigeria Professional Football League once again following a hard-earned 1-0 win against Remo Stars at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday.

With second-placed stumbling in the title race after a 2-0 defeat at Heartland on Saturday, Stanley Eguma’s side took control with a nervy win in front of their supporters.

Kazie Enyinnanya scored the decisive goal 16 minutes from time.

Rivers United now hold a seven-point lead over Plateau United with nine games remaining.

At the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Shooting Stars and MFM played to a 1-1 draw in a thrilling South West derby clash.

Shooting Stars took the lead through Chidera Ezeh two minutes before the break.

The visitors earned a share of the spoils with Micha Ojodomo scoring the leveller in the 90th minute.

At the Pantami Stadium, hosts Gombe United and Kwara United served up a six-goal thriller.

Abdulazeez Yusuf (brace), Barnabas Daniel and Samaila Bello were on target for the hosts.

Jide Fatokun and Junior Lokosa scored for Kwara United.

Defender Etim Matthew scored from the penalty spot six minutes from time as holders Akwa United defeated Niger Tornadoes 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

Eight-time champions Enyimba fell to a 1-0 to Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.

OTHER RESULTS

Lobi Stars 0- Sunshine Stars

Kano Pillars 3-1 Heartland

Nasarawa Utd 1-0 Wikki

NPFL: Rivers United pip Remo Stars, extend lead; 3SC, MFM share spoils