Akwa United Football Club of Uyo became the first team to clinch a semi-final ticket at the ongoing Naija Super 8 tournament, after beating Rivers United 1-0 in a keenly contested South-South derby played on Monday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos.
The result sent Rivers United out of the competition after losing their opening two matches in Group B.
With the results, Akwa United now seat top of Group B with six points. Lobi Stars are second with four points, Yobe Desert Stars are third with one point.
Meanwhile, Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi and Yobe Desert Stars of Yobe, played out a goalless draw in a cagey encounter in the first game of the day.
Action will continue on Tuesday with a South-West derby between Sporting Lagos and Remo Stars at 2pm, while Katsina United will take on Enyimba International at 4:30pm.