Enugu Rangers today became the first team to book a place in the NPFL championship playoffs after they pipped relegation-troubled Bendel Insurance 1-0 in Enugu.
It was yet another late goal by Felix Ogbuke that gave ‘The Flying Antelopes’ maximum points in front of their fans.
They now have 37 points from 20 matches and still have two matches to play till the end of the regular season.
However, fellow Group A club MFM FC slipped in their quest to also reach the playoffs after they lost 1-0 at troubled Niger Tornadoes.
Ismaila Sarki was the match winner for the Minna club.
In Group B, Abia Warriors shot out of the relegation zone after they beat El Kanemi Warriors 2-1.
They have now climbed to sixth on the table with 27 points from 20 matches.
It was their third straight win with striker Samson Obi grabbing the winner with an extra-time penalty goal.
Enugu Rangers 1 Bendel Insurance 1
Niger Tornadoes 1 MFM FC 0
Abia Warriors 2 El Kanemi Warriors 1