Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enyimba beat Kano Pillars 2-1 in a matchday 27 fixture on Sunday to move in to the fourth position in the table.
Ifeanyi Anaemena fired the Peoples Elephant ahead in the 10th minute.
The visitors responded immediately with Adamu Mohammed scoring the equalising goal a minute later.
Enyimba scored the winner through Uche John who converted a penalty in the 72nd minute.
Paul Aigbogun’s men are now six points adrift leaders Rangers who top the standings with 46 points.