The situation looks bleak for Yobe Desert Stars following the 17th round of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounters. They were beaten 2-0 by Heartland.
Fellow strugglers Bendel Insurance drew 0-0 with Niger Tornadoes, while Rangers were defeated 3-1 away at playoff chasing Enyimba.
Elsewhere, Elkanemi Warriors and Go Round played out a 2-2 draw in Maiduguri, with Akwa United recording a 2-1 win against Nasarawa United and Plateau United were beaten 1-0 at Kano Pillars.
There was disappointment for Delta Force as they lost to FC Ifeanyi Ubah at the Fortress.
There were no such problems for MFM and Gombe United, though, as they registered victories from their games against the claret of Rivers United and Abia Warriors respectively.
Meanwhile, there were no goals scored at the Kwara Stadium Complex in the match between Kwara United and 10-man Lobi Stars.
Here, Futbalgalore.com has looked back over each of the 12 fixtures to pick out the 11 most impressive players.
Charles Tambe (Lobi Stars)
With the visitors going down to 10 men at the early embers of the second half against Kwara United. the former FC Ifeanyi Ubah umber one made six great saves to keep his side in the game.
Etboy Akpan (Akwa United)
The attack-minded full-back got his reward for another positive display when his effort flew into the net of Nasarawa United.
Reuben Ogbonnaya (Niger Tornadoes)
It was a composed display from Ogbonnaya, who made a number of well-timed challenges and interceptions. Once again he showed maturity.
Ifeanyi Anaemena (Enyimba)
With more games under his belt, Anaemena seemed to have growm in stature. While others looked shaky around him at times, the centre-back stood firm and bagged a brace.
Akobundu Ebuka (Go Round)
Arguably Go Round’s most consistent performer this season, Ebuka once again was full of energy up and down the flank. It wouldn’t be a surprise if big clubs came calling at the end of the season.
Ayooluwa Adetola (Niger Tornadoes)
It was an all-action showing from Ayooluwa, who controlled the midfield battle.
Anthony Omaka (Sunshine Stars)
Omaka looked like the player he is known to be. It was a powerful display, capped off by one goal.
Samuel Onukwube (Go Round)
Onukwube spearheaded the Go Round charge perfectly at the Elkanemi Sports Complex. The home defenders struggled to cope with his powerful and pacey approach.
Tasiu Lawal (Katsina United)
The flying winger scored a brace in a spectacular fashion. He is in the form of his life.
Franklin Sasere (Sunshine Stars)
Sasere was a source of worry for Wikki Tourists with his physical flavour. He got on the scoresheet for the Owena Whales.
Thomas Zenke (Enyimba)
Not only did Zenke cause a number of problems and set up two of Enyimba’s goals, he also did not shirk his defensively responsibilities, which saw him break up a couple of Rangers attacks.