Chijioke Alakwe’s header at the 36th minute separated the host from the visiting Anambra Warriors in the match day 32 fixture.
The victory has placed the FC Ifeanyi Ubah closed to their continental football target at the end of the season.
Wikki Tourists of Bauchi has returned to the top spot of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after an impressive 2-1 win against visiting MFM FC at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi.
The win saw the impressive boys of Coach Abdul Maikaba topping with 53 points, two ahead of Enugu Rangers who were not in action due to the postponement of their game against Giwa FC.
Godwin Obaje, the league top scorer, increased his haul to 16 after scoring a brace in the encounter.
Obaje opened scoring for his side on 18 minutes and doubled the lead in the 36th minute.
Austine Ogunye gave the visitors a lifeline when he hit the back of the net in the 64th minute but they were unable to find the leveller.
At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, Rivers United’s title bid suffered a setback as they went down to a 1-0 defeat against Kano Pillars., courtesy of a Gambo Mohammed’s 23rd minute goal.
In Owerri, Heartland began its fight against relegation with a 1-0 win against fellow strugglers Shooting Stars with Emeka Atuloma grabbing the decisive goal at the 9th minutes before the break, while another relegation bound side, Ikorodu United picked their first win under Dutchman Theo de Jong with Adeshina Oduntan netting the winner on 90 minutes as they defeated Niger Tornadoes in Abeokuta.