Plateau United's Ogene Elijah believes his side securing a victory will be significant when they face third-placed Akwa United at the Rwang Pam Stadium on Sunday.
Having seen their lead cut to two points with a 1-0 loss at El Kanemi Warriors, the Peace Boys forward wants his side to widen the gap atop with a triumph over their fellow title rivals.
"It will be a big game and we are ready for the challenge against Akwa United in Jos," Elijah told Goal.
"We have managed to get over the defeat of Maiduguri. A lot went wrong in the match and hardly got the chance to play with so much frustration from the referee.
"We conceded a late goal which we think should have been offside. But the match is in the past and we must move on as a focused team with great aspirations.
"We want to get back to winning ways and make sure we keep our recent home winning form intact. We cannot afford to drop points at home now.
"We know Akwa United will give us a tough match but we must do everything to beat them so as to recover our five points’ gap in the league log. We only have five points between us, so we must make sure that we widen the gap.
"It is a big game for both teams and they will try to give themselves a chance, and we have to be ready to match and beat them.
"It is always a big game taking to account the positions of both teams in the table, but this time I think it will be a really significant win for us and a really significant loss for them."