Enyimba FC International literally are closer than close to sealing their seventh Nigeria Premier League title as they secured a vital lone goal victory over Kwara United on Wednesday in their Week 35 tie at the Aba International Stadium.
Eyimba’s solitary strike came from their Captain Chinedu Udoji who has simply been outstanding for the Peoples Elephant in the tail end of the season.
Udoji has been responsible for crucial goals in recent times and he single-handedly delivered the three points on Wednesday that has now taken Enyimba’s tally to 65 points from 35 games and three more matches left for the season.
Hitherto second-placed Warri Wolves will attempt to close the gap on Enyimba as they take on Lobi Stars in their rescheduled Week 35 tie in Markudi on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Giwa FC have momentarily moved to second spot on the log after securing a nervy 3-2 win over Wikki Tourists in Jos, Giwa came from behind to secure maximum points in the five-goal thriller.
Also, Sharks FC and Kano Pillars had to come from behind to secure 2-1 wins over Shooting Stars and Enugu Rangers.
In Port Harcourt, Dolphins made the most of their home advantage as they eased their relegation worries with a 2-0 win over El-Kanemi.
On their part, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Bayelsa United secured 1-0 wins over Heartland and Abia Warriors respectively.
Dolphins 2-0 El-Kanemi
Giwa FC 3-2 Wikki
FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 Heartland
Sharks 2-1 Shooting Stars
Enyimba 1-0 Kwara Utd
Bayelsa Utd 1-0 Abia Warriors
Akwa Utd 2-1 Sunshine Stars
Kano Pillars 2-1 Rangers