Kano Pillars required a 77th screamer from Captain Rabiu Ali before they could secure a 2-1 win over a seemingly rejuvenated Ikorodu United team.
Still fresh from Wednesday’s home loss to Enyimba which denied them the chance of going top on the League, Pillars knew they was no room for errors against Sam Okpodu and his men.
The hosts did start brightly and they were in front in the 15th minute through Edmund but while many expected that the goals will soon be coming in torrent for the visitors, it was not to be as Yemi Olasupo headed in an equalizer for Ikorodu United in the 27th minute.
The equalizer by Ikorodu United saw them grow in confidence and they were looking like they will shoot into the lead. Pillars did hold their nerves and in the 77th minute Rabiu Ali sealed all three points for his team with a screamer.