By George Akpayen

The final run-in to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will continue to shape up as clubs make last minute bid to win the title, qualify for one of three places for CAF club competitions or keep their places in the elite division.

Last matchday, title contenders MFM FC failed to make the most of the opportunity when they faced table-toppers Plateau United in a first-meet-second game at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos. Plateau United fired themselves to a slim 1-0 win courtesy of Ibeh Johnson's first half goal under soggy conditions.

Read more: Matchday 35 preview: Battle for title, continent & survival continues  

Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye has played down talks that his team already have this season's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title in the bag after defeating second-placed MFM FC 1-0 in a top-of-the-table clash last Sunday.

Boboye feels it will be foolhardy to begin celebrating when there are still four rounds of matches to conclude this season.

Read more: Title race not done & dusted yet - Boboye  

Rivers United striker Emeka Ogbugh has become the first player to win the VAT Wonder Goal award twice over two seasons after he emerged with the highest votes for the Matchday 31 shortlisted goals.

Ogbugh’s goal against Wikki Tourists in added time of the fixture polled a total of 2,843 votes to beat Abayomi Adebayo of Shooting Stars to second place. It was a close race between the two but FC Ifeanyiubah’s Isaac Loute earned the highest vote from the voters on Twitter with 112 of the 311 votes. Ogbugh polled 106 while Abayomi polled 71 leaving the rest 22 votes for Destiny Ashadi of Katsina United.

Read more: Rivers United's Ogbugh tops in VAT Wonder Goal 12  

By Blessing Fowowe

Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma and attacking winger Bernard Ovoke now hold the belief that their team can go on a run of good results to beat the drop in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after dispatching Remo Stars 3-1 on Sunday.

Eguma added that he has always expected his group of players to perform at the optimum which they did against Remo Stars in Sunday's game.

The Rivers United coach has turned his focus to the game against Enyimba this weekend and hopes that his team can take maximum points from their remaining home matches to ease their relegation worries.

Read more: Eguma, Ovoke confident Rivers Utd on path of redemption  

Abia Warriors striker, Sunday Adetunji has undergone a successful surgery on his fractured left arm at the Federal medical Centre, Umuahia.

The former Shooting Stars forward had fractured his forearm after he scored his second goal in Abia Warriors’ 4-2 away victory over Lobi Stars in Makurdi.

He was initially rushed to the emergency unit of the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi where he received treatment before he was transferred to Umuahia.

Read more: Abia Warriors striker Adetunji undergoes surgery on fractured arm  

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