Enyimba ended their barren run against Oriental rivals Heartland following a 1-0 victory at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri on Saturday.

It was Enyimba’s first victory against Heartland in eight years.

Stephen Chukwude scored the decisive goal nine minutes from time.

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The forward became the first Enyimba player to score against Heartland since Peter Onyekachi netted the opener in a 1-1 draw in 2016.

Enyimba moved up to fifth position on the NPFL table following the win.

Heartland remain at the bottom of the table with six points from 10 games.