Enugu Rangers defeated El Kanemi Warriors four goals to nill to be crowned champions of Nigeria Professional Football League Matches played yesterday to finish top of the table after a thirty-two years.
‘The Flying Antelope’ finished on sixteen-three points from thirty-six matches, three points ahead of runners-up Rivers United.
Both teams will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League, while third-placed Wikki Tourists, who defeated Sunshine Stars two goals nill, will feature in the CAF confederation Cup.
Chisom Egbuchulam fired a hat-trick to propel his club into the history books.
Egbuchulam scored his brace in the sixty-fourth with the best goal of the day before he completed his hat-trick in stoppage time again from the penalty spot after El Kanemi goalkeeper Kazeem Yekeen broight down goal-bound Ifeanyi Egwim.
In other result in the Nigeria Professional Football League Matches
Abia Warriors 2 – 1 Shooting Stars FC
Akwa United FC 1 – 2 Rivers United FC
Kano Pillars FC 1 – 1 Niger Tornadoes FC
Lobi Stars FC 2 – 0 Nasarawa United FC
MFM FC 1 – 0 Ifeanyi Uba United
Plateau United FC 1 – 1 Heartland FC
Warri Wolves FC 1 – 0 Ikorodu United FC