Kano Pillars maintain their Glo Premier League top-of-the-table berth, after a narrow home win over Abia Warriors on Saturday.
Warriors have struggled of late to keep a top-three status and having traveled to the Kano Pillars stadium on 5th position, needed a performance out of the extraordinary to return to the continental championships qualification placement.
And not later than the 9th minute of kick-off, Adamu Hassan converted the match’s only strike after a goalmouth scramble, burying the ball in the top corner of the net.
The defending champions retained the pole position with 43 points after 25 round of matches.
Dolphins FC trail on 39 points, following a goalless draw against Sharks in the Port-Harcourt derby.
At the Pantami Stadium, Timothy Simon and Ibrahim Abdullahi scored for Gombe United to down the visiting Crown FC.
Gombe United are out of bottom four for first time in as many matches with 32 points.
Glo Premier League Matchday 25 Results (Saturday)
Gombe United 2-0 Crown
FC Kano Pillars 1-0 Abia Warriors
Dolphin 0-0 Sharks
Sunshine Stars 2-1 Rangers