It was a one man show in a one sided encounter when Enyimba FC hosted El Kanemi Warriors in an NPFL midweek match at the U.J. Esuene Stadium as Chinonso Okonkwo scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win.
Seven-time league champions, Enyimba opened their account in additional time of the first half from the spot.
Joseph Osadiaye was fouled inside the box, as he was bundled to the ground leaving the referee with no second guesses.
Ikechukwu Ibenegbu converted coolly to give the Elephants the lead before the break.
From the blast of the whistle in the second half, it was all about Chinonso Okonkwo.
The forward scored in the 47th, 60th and 86th minutes, putting the Warriors to the sword in their biggest league win in over a year.
Gbenga Ogunbote’s men have also slowly crept up the table and are just behind the top two, with only seven points separating them from leaders Plateau United.