Kano Pillars have qualified for the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) playoffs in the penultimate round of matches on Monday.
Masu Gida achieved this feat by defeating Delta Force 3-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium through goals from Rabiu Ali, Auwalu Ali and Yusuf Maigoro.
The Ibrahim Musa’s boys now have a healthy 37 points going into the final matches.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah were resolute in Maiduguri after snatching a hard-fought 1-0 win against Elkanemi Warriors.
The Anambra Warriors had Chibuike Eze to thank for the winning goal in the 78th minute which put the Nnewi based side
Meanwhile, Go Round were forced to a 2-2 draw by Nasarawa United at the Lafia City Stadium.
Go Round can beat the drop if they win their final game against Gombe United, who edged Heartland 1-0.
Kwara United defeated already-relegated Remo Stars 2-1 to maintain their slim hopes of survival.
Enyimba’s 2-0 win over Niger Tornadoes was a season saver, but the People’s Elephants, the former NPFL champions, must pick at least a draw at Katsina United to stand the chance of qualifying for playoffs in the top-flight.
The Full Results
Rangers *1-0* Rivers
(Chidera Ezeh 85′)
Kwara *2-1* Remo
(Uche Onwuansonaya 74′, Alamoyo 79′ – Victor Mbaoma 90+2′)
Plateau *2-0* Yobe
(Amos Gyang 30′ PEN, Godwin Obaje 82′)
Nasarawa *2-2* Go-Round
(Sunusi Ibrahim 65′, Abubakar Lawal 90′ – Joshua Osem 38′, Chiebonam Nwogbaga 75′)
Pillars *2-0* Delta
(Rabiu Ali 19′ PEN, Auwalu Ali 47′, Yusuf Maigoro 57′)
Enyimba *2-0* Tornadoes
(Ifeanyi Anaemena 45+5′ PEN, Ibrahim Mustapha 70′)
Insurance *1-0* Sunshine
(Junior Osaghae 4′)
Lobi *2-1* Wikki
(Austin Ogunye 49′, Sikiru Alimi 81′ – Ukeme Williams 68′)
Akwa *2-2* Abia
(Godspower Aniefiok 31′, Ocheme Edoh 89′ – Ibrahim Olawoyin 29′, Samson Obi 82′)
Gombe *1-0* Heartland
(Yusuf Abdulazeez 72′)
El-Kanemi *0-1* FCIU
(Chibuike Eze 78′)
MFM *2-1* Katsina
(Adeniji Kabir 10′, Zikiye Jonathan 90+1′ – Timothy Danladi 50′)