They are now 3 points clear after Rivers United were defeated 2-1 against Katsina United.
Enyimba have only lost two of their 8 matches as they look to win the Nigerian League for the first time since 2019.
Kara United are joint second alongside Rivers United on 15 points.
Adamawa United are bottom of the league without a win after losing to Akwa United. They face Jigawa Golden Stars at the weekend.
Kano Pillars, Enugu Rangers and Nasarawa United are all on 14 points in a tight league.
The pick of the weekend’s matches see Nasarawa visit Rivers United while Plateau United face league leaders Enyimba.