Akwa United went into their rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday eight game against MFM FC at the Agege Stadium with hopes of extending their lead at the top to four points.
Last season’s runners-up grabbed all three points, winning 1-0 with Sikiru Olatunbosun scoring the lone goal in the first half of the game.
Winger Olatunbosun scored in the 36th minute of the encounter after connecting well with Adebayo Waheed’s assist to net his second goal of the season.
The Promise Keepers suffered their second defeat of the season after going five games unbeaten in the league.
Fidelis Ilechukwu’s men moved up nine places and now occupy the eighth position on the table with their fourth win this term.
Both teams will be involved in continental action next week as they will be playing second legs of their respective preliminary round games.
MFM, who played a 1-1 draw in their first leg in Mali, will host AS Real Bamako in Lagos on Wednesday with an away goal advantage.
Akwa Utd lost at home to Banjul Hawks of Gambia 1-2 and will play their return leg match away on Wednesday.