Lagos - Kano Pillars midfielder Azeez Shobowale says they are determined to hold on to their spot at the top of the Nigeria Premier League table.
The reigning league champions beat Dolphins 3-1 in rescheduled match on Saturday, and stretched their lead at the top of the table to three points thanks to the victory.
And Shobowale expressed pride that Masu Gida are the side occupying pole-position at the halfway mark of the current campaign.
"We're excited creating a three-point lead at the top of the league table at the close of the first stanza," the Pillars midfielder told SuperSport.
"It's a great performance achieving a three-point lead in the highly competitive Nigeria Premier League.
"I think we're a bit comfortable heading into the midseason break on top of the ladder, it's even refreshing to have progressed from the 15th position at certain point in time to the first spot."
He added: "We'll jealously guard the laudable achievement in the second stanza as we'll work hard to consolidate on the performance.
"We won't be in a hurry to relinquish the top spot until we retain the league shield for the record three straight times.
"The winning mentality is full back in our midst and we won't let the momentum fade away but we'll strive to grow from strength to strength.
"I'm personally excited that we achieved the landmark in an encounter involving my former side, Dolphins."