Enyimba shot to fifth place on the NPFL table after they pipped champions Plateau United 1-0 at home today.
Stanley Dimgba goal from the penalty spot after 11 minutes proved to be the difference between Enyimba and the visitors in Calabar.
They are a point behind leaders Akwa United.
Austin Oladapo was the only one of five CHAN Eagles listed by Enyimba for this contest. He was introduced in the 59th minute.
Plateau United stayed in third place on 15 points despite suffering their third loss of the new season.
Benin Republic defender Salomon Junior was sent off for Plateau United in stoppage time for dangerous play.