Bayelsa United assumed the top of the Glo Nigeria Premier League after a remarkable goalless draw away to Sunshine Stars at the Akure Township Stadium on Thursday.
The midweek tie was postponed as a result of a heavy downpour which affected the playing condition of the pitch.
The coach Ladan Bosso team now sits at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with 46 points from 28 games.
Six-time league winners Enyimba and defending champions Kano Pillars are both leveled on 45 points with the Kano-based outfit having a game in hand against Akwa United.
The manager of the 2009 champions Bosso told supersport.com that the Yenagoa-based club is aware of the challenges of holding on to the top spot for the remainder of the season and would strive hard to win the league.
“I think we’ve taken the lead for good,” former Kano Pillars boss, Bosso, said. “We have 10 matches to wrap up the season, what we’ll do is to work extremely hard to consolidate on our position.
“Though we’re not desperate to hold onto the lead or win the league shield but if God look on our hard work and said we deserved to win the league we won’t turn away from grabbing the golden opportunity.”
Bayelsa United plays host to Sharks on Sunday in a Matchday 29 fixture at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.