Matchday 4 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) brought first wins this season for Rivers United, Sunshine Stars and Jigawa Golden Stars.
Incidentally, they all won against former champions- Rivers won 2-1 against Rangers (Champions in 2016), Sunshine Stars 1-0 against Enyimba (2019 Champions) and Jigawa Golden Stars winning 1-0 against Kano Pillars.
Rivers United picked their first win of the season by beating Rangers 2-1 to continue their rich vein of form against the Flying Antelopes from Enugu in the last three seasons.
Bamba Bakary scored from the spot in the 30th minute, his 2nd successive home penalty goal to give United the lead but Rangers fought back to get the equaliser in the 54th minute through substitute Ibrahim Olawoyin.
Substitute Malachi Ohawume got the winner in the 75th minute for all three points.
In Akure, Anthony Omaka put Sunshine Stars in front in the 10th minute against the defending champions Enyimba and held on to 1-0 win to improve their home Head to head record at Akure to 5 wins and 4 draws.
In Kano, it was newcomers Jigawa Golden Stars taking maximum points against four-time champions Kano Pillars through a solitary 7th minute Yusuf Muhammad simple tap in from a Saleh Salihu’s assist.