Kano Pillars remain in contention for the Nigeria Professional Football League title after defeating Dakkada FC 2-0 at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Sunday.
The Sai Masu Gida bounced back from a 1-0 defeat at Sunshine Stars in their last outing to reduced the gap between them and Akwa United to just three points.
Pillars went into the game without key man Ahmed Musa, but they did enough to outclass the Uyo-based outfit and secured all points at stake without.
Ageless Rabiu Ali gave Ibrahim Musa’s team the lead in the 38th minute with a sumptuous strike from edge of the area.
Ebuka David doubled the hosts’ advantage with a fine individual efforts two minutes later.
Despite a frantic push by the visiting side to make comeback, they were unable to beat goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo in the Pillars goal.
With this win, Kano Pillars returned to third on the table having accrued 58 points from 33 games, three points behind leaders Akwa United and level on points with second place team Nasarawa United.
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