AITEO Cup holders Akwa United have closed the gap on Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders Lobi Stars to two points following their impressive 1-0 win at Yobe Desert Stars in a Matchday 23 clash.
Michael Ibe scored with 14 minutes remaining to hand the Promise Keepers the maximum points at stake.
Lobi Stars had their points advantage trimmed after they were beaten 1-0 by Go Round.
Shedrack Oghali scored the only goal of the game to lift Go Round out of the relegation zone.
In the pick of the other games, Chijioke Akuneto’s 14th minute strike was enough to give MFM a 1-0 win over El-kanemi Warriors on Monday morning.
Matchday 23 Results
Kwara United 1-0 FC IfeanyiUbah
Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Wikki Tourists
Yobe Desert Stars 0-1 Akwa United
Go Round 1-0 Lobi Stars
Enugu Rangers 1-0 Heartland
Enyimba 2-0 Katsina United
Sunshine Stars 2-0 Nasarawa United
Kano Pillars 1-1 Rivers United
Plateau United 2-2 Abia Warriors
Standings (Top Four via Points):
1. Lobi Stars 43
2. Akwa United 41
3. Kano Pillars 38
4. Plateau United 37
17. FC IfeanyiUbah 28
18. Sunshine Stars 28
19. Yobe Desert Stars 28
20. Heartland 19