Ifeanyi Matthew was the hero for Kano Pillars as he scored the winner against Plateau United in the week 20 of the Nigeria Professional Football League game played at the famous Sani Abacha Stadium.
There were huge worries by the Masu Gida fans before the encounter as their team have failed to win their previous three games while Plateau United are regarded as draw specialists following their eight draws in the first stanza of the league.
The home side raced out of the blocks quicker than their opponents as midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew drew out two early saves from goalkeeper Isah.
At the other end Reuben Bala was free inside the penalty area of Pillars but instead of finding the back of the net he made a typical rugby clearance by booting the ball into the Kano skies.
Center referee Hadiza Musa had little to do during the game as the first half ended goalless.
Kano Pillars switched things up in the second half as Nafiu Ibrahim came on for Tijjani Adamu in the second half as the home side searched for the opening goal of the game.
The home side won a penalty as defender Kelechi John handled the ball inside the box and Ifeanyi Matthew coolly slotted home to send fans inside the Sani Abacha Stadium into wide frenzy.
Plateau United tried to snatch a late draw but Pillars held on for a vital win.