Defending champions Enyimba beat Akwa United 2-1 in a matchday 33 fixture at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt on Saturday
With the win The People’s Elephant are now just five points behind leaders Wikki Tourists with two games at hand and can harbour hopes of picking at least a continental ticket
Mfon Udoh who hasn’t scored a league goal since November 2015,gave the seven-time champions a ninth minute lead from the spot after Stephen Chukwude was brought down inside the box.
However Akwa United persistence paid off and they drew level a minute to the break scoring through Hassan Babangida making the scores 1-1.
Substitute Ikechukwu Ibenegbu ‘Mosquito’ who came on in place of Olufemi Oladapo netted the match winner for Enyimba 10 minutes from time via a free kick
Enyimba are now sixth on the table with 48 points from 29 matches going into Sundays NPFL matches