Akwa United have opened up a six-point at the top of the NPFL following a comfortable 3-0 home win over Warri Wolves today.
With four rounds of matches to the end of the season, ‘The Promise Keepers’ now have 64 points from 34 matches.
Striker Charles Atsimene grabbed a brace for the Uyo club.
Closest rivals Nasarawa United and Kano Pillars both lost on the road.
Nasarawa United fell 3-2 at Lobi Stars, while Pillars went down 2-0 to Enugu Rangers.
Nasarawa United have 58 points, same as Pillars, who have a game in hand.
Jigawa Golden Stars improved their chances of escaping relegation courtesy of a 2-1 win over front runners Rivers United.
They are 17th on the table with 36 points, two points from safety.
NPFL Results Today
Jigawa Golden Stars 2 Rivers United 1
MFM FC 3 Plateau United 1
Akwa United 3 Warri Wolves 0
Abia Warriors 2 Heartland 1
Enugu Rangers 2 Kano Pillars 0
Sunshine Stars 0 Katsina United 0
Lobi Stars 3 Nasarawa United 2