The international break is usually characterized by various nations in various qualifiers or mere friendlies. The Nigeria Professional Football League continued irrespective of the lull with 10 matches played in the League.
Rangers defeated Enyimba in the Oriental Derby coming behind to secure a 2-1 victory, their first in 6 games against the reigning champions. Sunshine Stars left it late to grab their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over South West neighbours Shooting Stars.
MFM FC continued their fine form of the season with a 1-1 draw away to Plateau United while their Lagos brothers recorded their 5th straight loss of the season in a 3-2 loss to Rivers United at the Onikan. It looks like the newly promoted side from Ikorodu will play in the NNL next season. There were victories for Heartland and El-kanemi Warriors against Giwa and Nasarawa United respectively.
FC IfeanyiUbah flew to Kano but were beaten by Kano Pillars. Warri Wolves played out a goalles draw with visiting Lobi Stars. Wikki Tourists also fired blanks against Akwa United. Chisom Chikatara grabbed the winner for Abia Warriors after 4 straight draws.
Rangers FC remain on top of the table with 17 points, two ahead of MFM FC and Kano Pillars FC. Nasarawa United moved back to the bottom with just 4 points.