Four players have reached double figures in the race for the NPFL golden shoe this season with 13 rounds of games left to play in the campaign.
Ndifreke Effiong and Auwalu Ali of Akwa United and Kano Pillars topped the goalscorer’s chart with 11 goals each heading into matchday 25 in midweek.
However both players fired blanks, Pillars lost away to Wikki Tourists 1-0, while Akwa United’s match away to Nasarawa United ended in stalemate.
While the two were shutout, Israel Abia netted a brace as Enugu Rangers fought back and with 10-men secured a 3-2 victory against Dakkada FC.
Israel, who was on 10 goals before the matchday took his goal tally to 12 and one more than the duo of Ndifreke and Auwalu.
Plateau United’s Ibrahim Mustapha also improved his account as well as the club’s on Wednesday.
The Striker’s brace saw him reach 11 goals and is tied in second place.
Matchday 25 Results
Adamawa United 0-2 Enyimba
Dakkada 2-3 Enugu Rangers
Jigawa GS 2-1 Heartland
Lobi Stars 1-0 FC Ifeanyi Ubah
MFM FC 2-1 Abia Warriors
Nasarawa 0-0 Akwa United
Plateau United 2-1 Kwara United
Sunshine Stars 1-2 Katsina United
Wikki Tourists 1-0 Kano Pillars
Rivers United 3-0 Warri Wolves