The leading scorer in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL),Â Junior Lokosa scored hisÂ Â 19thÂ goal of the season to rescue Kano Pillars from defeat in front of their fans to visiting Rivers United.
Lokosa who missed the Super Eagles train to RussiaÂ added to his goal tally in the 47thÂ minute to cancel out Osita Chikereâ€™s 12thÂ minute lead for the Rivers team.
TheÂ Sai Masu GidaÂ thus consolidated on third spot with 38 points with the 1-1 draw
Elsewhere yesterday, Akwa United reduced Lobi Starsâ€™ lead at the top of the NPFL table to just two points when they won 1-0 at Yobe Desert Stars while the Makurdi club fell by the odd goal at struggling Go Round FC in Omoku.
Akwa United remains second in the standings with 41 points from 24 matches, while Lobi remains on 43 points.
There were also home wins for Enugu Rangers, Enyimba, Kwara United, Sunshine Stars and Niger Tornadoes.
The match between MFM FC and El Kanemi is to take place this morning at the Agege Stadium.
MATCH DAY 24
Rangers 1 â€“ 0 HeartlandÂ
Enyimba 2 â€“ 0 Katsina UtdÂ
Go Round 1 â€“ 0 Lobi Â
Kano Pillars 1 â€“ 1 Rivers Utd
Kwara Utd 1 â€“ 0Â Â Ifeanyiubah
Tornadoes 1 â€“ 0 Wikki
Plateau Utd 2 â€“ 2 Abia Warriors
Sunshine 2 â€“ 0 Nasarawa
Yobe Stars 0 â€“ 1 Akwa UtdÂ
MFM FC vs El Kanemi (8.00am)