By Adeboye Amosu
El-Kanemi Warriors beat Heartland 1-0 in their rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 35 fixture in Maiduguri on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The hosts who took the lead in the ninth minute through Ibrahim Mustapha of the highly entertaining encounter are now sure of maintaining their top flight status.
Heartland now need a miracle to avoid the drop after another disappointing result.
Play was held up for some minutes in the second half due to the visitors' penalty claim.
The Naze Millionaires despite a spirited fight afterwards failed to find the leveller.
The Owerri- based side remain in the 18th position in the table.