NPFL 21: Akwa United Consolidate Top Position, Dakkada FC Win Again

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File image: Collage of Dakkada FC linning up and Akwa United’s Charles Atshimene celebrating a purpose.

 

Akwa United have opened a 4-point lead on the high of the Nigeria Professional Football League desk after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Nasarawa United in Uyo.

The crunch matchday 30 encounter had a lot at stake for each side. The Promise Keepers wanted a win to consolidate on their high spot place whereas a win for the Solid Miners will shoot them to the highest of the log.

For Akwa United, they had been avoiding back-to-back defeats after their 18-game unbeaten run was ended by Katsina United on matchday 29 on the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina. Coming off a 2-1 victory over Rivers United of their final match in Lafia, Nasarawa United had been beaming with confidence forward of the conflict with coach Kennedy Boboye’s staff.

As anticipated, the match was tight with each side being cautious to not concede. In the thirtieth minute, Samuel Amadi, who’s beginning only for the third time this season, scored for the hosts. It was additionally Amadi’s first purpose of the season.

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The purpose sparked extra need to attain extra and simply earlier than half-time, Marshal Johnson scored his first purpose of the season to present Akwa United a 2-goal lead into the break.

The second half began with the guests pushing to get again into the sport. In a determined seek for a purpose, within the fiftieth minute, Chinedu Ohanachom was booked for simulation. But their efforts had been rewarded within the 76th minute after they had been awarded a penalty. Hassan Adamu scored to drag one again for Nasarawa United however that was how far they might go within the match.

It was a vital win for Akwa United, their fifteenth of the season, and strengthened their place on the high of the desk with 56 factors.

Despite the loss, Nasarawa United nonetheless retained their second place on the log and that’s as a result of Kano Pillars misplaced 2-1 to MFM FC in Lagos. Though, the Solid Miners are tied on 52 factors with Sai Masu Gida who’re third. Rivers United climbed to 4th on the desk after a formidable 3-1 victory over Plateau United in Port Harcourt.

Still in Uyo, in an early kick-off, Dakkada FC defeated Kwara United 2-0 to report their thirteenth win of the season. Just earlier than half-time, Godwin Inamoto scored to make sure the hosts take the lead into the break. Five minutes to the tip of regulation time, Emmanuel Charles scored the winner.

On matchday 29, The Chosen Ones bought their third away win of the season, beating Abia Warriors 1-0 in Okigwe. Today’s victory means Dakkada FC are unbeaten in 4 matches and now third on the league desk.

Matchday 30 of the Nigeria Professional Football League produced 25 targets. Katsina United recorded the one away win of the week with a 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Jigawa Golden Stars.

Nigeria Professional Football League

Matchday 30 Results

Thursday

Akwa United 2 Nasarawa United 1

Dakkada FC 2 Kwara United 0

Wednesday Results

Jigawa Golden Stars 0 Katsina United 1

Lobi Stars 3 Heartland FC 0

FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3 Adamawa United 0

Rivers United 3 Plateau United 1

Rangers Int’l FC 2 Abia Warriors 1

MFM FC 2 Kano Pillars 1

Sunshine Stars 1 Wikki Tourists 0

Enyimba FC 1 Warri Wolves 1

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