Enyimba International have emerged champions of 2014/15 Nigeria Professional Football League after a scoreless draw with closet rivals, Warri Wolves, at the Aba International Stadium on Sunday.
The Peoples’ Elephant needed just a single point coming into their week 37 fixture and did exactly that to clinch a record seventh title – the most by any Nigerian club.
Enyimba played the most of Sunday’s clash with a man down after Otor Ezekiel was shown a straight red card, but the Aba side held their nerves to end their five year title drought.
The draw takes Kadiri Ikhana’s team to 69 points from 37 games, five points more than second-place Wolves.
Kano Pillars had dominated the league in the last five years, winning the title thrice consecutively, while Dolphins were champions in 2011.
Before the latest acquisition, Enyimba won the title in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010.
They were African Champions in 2003 and 2004. No other Nigerian club side have won the prestigious CAF Champions League.
Meanwhile, Bayelsa United, Taraba United and Kwara United have all been relegated with one game to spare – while one of the Port Harcourt clubs, Sharks or Dolphins could join the aforementioned teams.
Both sides are tied on 42 points apiece but Dolphins are above their neighbours on superior goal difference.