Lobi Stars ended their six match unbeaten run of Enugu Rangers at the Chief Emmanuel Akume Atongo Stadium, Katsina after the home side defeated the Flying Antelopes 2-0 in a Glo Premier League Week 32 tie played yesterday.
The Makurdi Bombers shot into the lead in the 39th minute after Rangers goalkeeper Akor Itodo was adjudged to have fallen a Lobi player in the vital area. Lobi was awarded a penalty kick while Akor was given a red card. Lobi’s goaltender, Terkaa Melai scored from the resultant spot kick for the home side’s opener.
Lobi increased the tally in the 43rd minute after Idakwo Eche got the second goal of the game.
There was no goal in the second half as Lobi moved to 47 points with a game still at hand-a disputed tie with Nembe City at Omoku.
The defeat was a temporary setback to the Flying Antelopes who have garnered 14 points from possible 18 before the loss to Lobi. Rangers are on 45 points from 32 games and they will welcome Heartland to Enugu on Thursday in a Week 33 tie.