Kano Pillars pipped title rivals Enyimba 1-0 in a Week 4 match of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday in Kano.
Kano Pillars now have six points from two games, while Enyimba have five points from four games.
The only goal of the game was scored in the 44th minute by Nigeria U23 striker Ubong Ekpai, whose long-range effort beat Moses Ocheje in goal for Enyimba to break the deadlock.
With five minutes to end the explosive encounter, Enyimba captain Chinedu Udoji was sent off after a second booking.
In the fourth minute of the game, the goal scorer Ubong Ekpai’s header off Samuel Tswanya’s long throw-in was well gathered by Enyimba goalkeeper Ocheje.
Kamal Sikiru’s 28th minutes effort at goal for Enyimba went over the bar. Ten minutes later, Kingsley Sokari’s long range effort went off target.