Wikki Tourists boosted survival bid with a 2-1 win over relegation haunted Kwara United at the Pantami Stadium on Thursday.
Promise Damala received a pass from Mubarak Umar and then smashed his attempt off target by a mile.
Another chance was carved out by the Giant Elephants. Hassan Musa’s header off Manji’s freekick was too weak to worry goalkeeper Abdullateef.
The away side also probed too. Fortune Omoniwari couldn’t connect well inside Wikki’s box from Shamsudeen Hashim’s cross.
That proved costly as the Giant Elephants raced in front three minutes after the half hour.
Williams Ukeme smashed home beautifully off a rebound inside Kwara’s box.
First half of the epic encounter ended 1-0 in favour of the Aliyu Zubair’s side.
Wikki captain Abdullahi Musa scored from close range off Manji’s freekick for the second goal in the 62nd minute.
Substitute Issa Magaji reduced the deficit by beating Wikki goalie Adamu Abubakar from close range.