FC Ifeanyiubah claimed a 2-0 win over Heartland in Sunday’s Oriental Derby in Nnewi in the Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 8.
Goals either half from Ekene Awazie and Pascal Seka ensured the Anambra Warriors return to winning ways after suffering a 1-0 loss to Lobi Stars in Markurdi on matchday 7.
Heartland came into the contest with their rivals on a poor streak of winning just twice in previous 10 league meetings while FC Ifeanyiubah have won seven of those head-to-head games.
Ekene Awazie put the home side in front in 27th minute and Seka Pascal 54th minute strike killed off any kind of resistance from the Naze Millionaires who were unlucky to see two of their attempts strike the woodwork.
The win pushes FC Ifeanyiubah into the top-half of the standings with 10 points from eight matches.