Adesina Gata's solitary effort was all the Saraki boys needed to avoid a home slip against fellow newcomers in Ilorin to maintain their winning home run at the Ilorin Township Stadium.
And the tactician hailed his players for their focus and determination to win, with promises to work hard on improving their scoring form in coming games.
"I am happy about my boys’ performance today but we always want to do more," Makinwa told media after the game.
"We are working hard to see the boys scoring goals which I'm working every day to improve on.
"However, I must praise my players for staying focus not minding the slim result - getting all the three points was the most important.
"Our visitors played a very good game, we should have scored more but they denied us because they have a good team too."