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NPFL: Plateau United Hold Akwa United As Enyimba, FCIU Draw

NPFL: Plateau United Hold Akwa United As Enyimba, FCIU DrawNPFL action during Akwa United versus Plateau United in Uyo on Wednesday. Photo courtesy LMC Media.

By Adeboye Amosu:

Champions Plateau United rallied back to earn a share of the spoils against Akwa United in their rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 16 encounter at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Cyril Olisema put hosts Akwa United ahead in the 53rd minute while Plateau United, who were without several of their key players in the game, netted the equaliser 16 minutes from time through Hamzat Owolabi.

The result put a dent on both teams ambition of winning the league.

Plateau United moved from sixth to fourth in the table following the result, while Akwa United climbed a step from eighth to seventh.

In a rescheduled matchday 17 encounter, Enyimba were also held to a 1-1 draw at home by FC IfeanyiUbah at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar.

The hosts went behind two minutes before the break through Seka Pascal, while Ibrahim Mustapha levelled scores for them a minute after the hour mark.

Yobe Desert Stars scored a last minute winner through Philip Asuquo to earn a 1-0 win against MFM in Damaturu also on Wednesday.

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  • Blessed 3 years ago

    90minute penalty for the host? I hate getting this kind of situation and reports from our league venues……That’s why our best don’t get to the continent bcos of the win at home at all cost syndrome….This is quite disgraceful and an eye sore of Nigerian league