Enyimba International have been crowned the Champions of Nigeria for the 2022/2023 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season.
The People’s Elephant won their ninth NPFL title after an entertaining 1-1 draw against Rivers United on the final day of the Super 6 Playoffs on Sunday.
The Finidi George-led side won the league on superior goal difference after tying on nine points with Rivers and Remo Stars.
Enyimba drew three and won just two of their five games in the championship play-off, and it was good enough to emerge champions.
Ekene Awazie opened the scoring for Enyimba after a defensive mix-up at the back for Rivers United, who equalised in the second half thanks to Nyima Nwagua.
The club will represent Nigeria at the CAF Champions League next season alongside Remo Stars, who finished second.
The Ikenne Boys defeated Bendel Insurance 1-0 in an earlier fixture.
Qudus Akanni’s 36th-minute strike proved vital in securing their place in the continent’s premier club competition next season.
Rivers United finished third and will play in the CAF Confederation Cup.