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NPFL: Enugu Rangers Hold Top Spot While Gombe United Relegated

Enugu Rangers solidified their position at the top of the 2023-2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) standings with a 0-0 draw against Sporting Lagos at Onikan Stadium on June 2. This result keeps Enugu Rangers in first place with 61 points from 34 games, maintaining a two-point lead over both second-placed Enyimba and third-placed Remo Stars.

Enyimba intensified their title defense by defeating Rivers United 4-1 at the Enyimb Enyimba showcased their championship prowess by securing a resounding victory over Rivers United with a remarkable 4-1 scoreline at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba. Chijioke Mbaoma and Elijah Akanni demonstrated their attacking prowess by netting two goals each, effectively overturning Andy Okpe’s early 14th-minute opener for Rivers United. a International Stadium in Aba. Chijioke Mbaoma and Elijah Akanni each scored twice, overturning Andy Okpe’s early 14th-minute goal for Rivers United.

Meanwhile, a crucial clash between relegation-threatened Gombe United and Sunshine Stars at Gombe Township Stadium saw the visitors secure a 2-0 victory, courtesy of goals from Promise Awosanmi and Lucky Nwafor. This win moves Sunshine Stars three points clear of the relegation zone, while confirming Gombe United’s relegation to the Nigeria National League (NNL) after managing only eight wins in 34 games.

NPFL Matchday 34 Results

**Saturday, June 1:**
– Remo Stars 2-1 Kano Pillars
– Doma United 1-0 Lobi Stars
– Bendel Insurance 2-0 Katsina United

**Sunday, June 2:**
– Sporting Lagos 0-0 Rangers
– Gombe Utd 0-2 Sunshine Stars
– Tornadoes 1-1 Kwara United
– Bayelsa Utd 3-2 Plateau United
– Enyimba 4-1 Rivers United