El-Kanemi Warriors on Saturday avoided defeat to move to the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League Group B table.

El Kanemi momentarily moved to the top of Group B table after playing out a 2-2 draw against Go Round in their Matchday 17 tie in Maiduguri.

Sunday Anthony gave the Borno Army the lead in the 18th minute with a direct free-kick but the visitors pulled level just before the half-hour mark through Chiebonam Nwogbaga, with an assist from Philip David.

At the end of the first half, the game was even at 1-1 but two minutes after the restart, Jamiu Alimi scored from close range to restore El-Kanemi's lead.

The hosts had their lead until the 55th minute when Stanley Worlu fired the Omoku-based club back into the game after benefiting from an error from the El-Kanemi defenders.

El-Kanemi Warriors, who have been tied on points with Akwa United for weeks but have been occupying the second position due to their inferior goal difference, have now gone top with 29 points from 17 games.