Cameroonian side UMS de Loum defeated Nigeria's Lobi Stars 1-0 in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round clash on Wednesday.
Samad Kadiri was the match-winner for Lobi Stars, who emerged 1-0 winners against Enugu Rangers in the 2018 Nigeria Super Cup on Tuesday.
The Moroccan side have signed the reigning NPFL top scorer from Lobi Stars on a three-year deal.
Michael Ibe's goal for 10-man Akwa United sealed a 1-0 away victory against Yobe Desert Stars on a weekend in which league leaders Lobi Stars lost.
Lobi Stars moved five points clear at the top of the NPFL table on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 home win against Sunshine Stars.
Ayo Saka struck a late winner to extend Lobi Stars' lead to six points, while the ninth Oriental Derby of the season failed to ignite.
The title-favourites in the Nigeria Professional Football League failed to show the stuff of champions on match-day 14.
NPFL leaders Lobi Stars appear primed to consolidate top spot when they face Nasarawa United in the North Central Derby on Sunday.
Plateau United failed to capitalise on MFM's slip up, while Enugu Rangers made it three wins on the trot.
League leaders Plateau United suffered a shock defeat on a day when all 10 home teams walked away with three points.
Plateau United and MFM maintained their fight for Nigerian Professional Football League honours on Sunday, but Akwa United lost further ground.
Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the standings, while Akwa United kept the pressure on the league leaders.
Nigeria league leaders Plateau United were the big winners on match-day 21, while champions Enugu Rangers suffered another heavy defeat.
Midweek games return on Wednesday in the NPFL, and based on fixtures and form, fans shouldn't expect radical changes at the top of the standings.
Lobi Stars chairman Mike Idoko has saluted his side's perfect start to the second round but made it clear they're still a work in progress.
Super Eagles midfielder Paul Onobi has joined Lobi Stars and stated he has a point to prove to his doubters.
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