Abia Warriors suffered a disgraceful 5-0 defeat in the hands of former Nigeria Premier League champions Kano Pillars in a MatchDay 24 played on Sunday inside the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Captain Rabiu Ali opened scoring via a penalty 10 minutes into the game.
Rasaq Adegbite doubled the score in the 44th minute, and the home side extended their lead to three, one minute after, through Bala Zakka.
After the break, Abia Warriors rallied to pull one back but their efforts were not good enough to break the defense of the host team.
Ali completed his brace in the 82nd minute from Gambo Mohammed’s assist before Nafiu Kabuga completed the routing with his 90th minute strike.
Pillars now occupy the 4th place on the log with 36 points from 23 games.