Coach Baba Ganaru who was just appointed as the coach of El-kanemi Warriors did the magic in the Nest of Champions, picked the vital three points away from home, what a shocker!. His first match in charge of El-kanemi Warriors he defeated Akwa United by a lone goal at stoppage time ensured the desert warriors went back with the maximum points.
Uche Okagbue, this would be the first time he will be coaching as head coach in the elite league, Uche Okagbue former player of Bendel Insurance, and now the head coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah picked a point in Jos against Plateau United, the match ended in a barren draw, what a good start for Uche Okagbue as head coach, he was coach ladan Bosso direct assistant last season.
Coach Kabiru Dogo, proved that he is the son of the soil as far as ilorin is concern, he took his new club Sunshine Stars of Akure to play a 1-1 draw against Kwara United at the Kwara state Stadium. Coach kabiru Dogo who had a good pre season tournament where he won The Gold cup and Governor wike unity cup in port.