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NPFL: Akwa Utd Maintains Lead, Plateau Demolish Sunshine 5-0



Akwa United maintained the lead at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) standing with an impressive 4-0 home win over Wikki Tourists at the Godswill Apkabio Stadium, yesterday.

Gabriel Wassa gave the Promise Keepers first half lead in the 14th minute before Victor Mbaoma, Michael Okoro Ibe and Dumte Christian Pyagbara scored in the second half respectively to seal the victory for Abdul Maikaba side against his former club.

The victory ensured Akwa United preserved their lead at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table despite Plateau United 5 – 0 demolitions of Sunshine Stars.

The Promise Keepers have now garnered 16 points from seven games, one more than defending champion Plateau United.

Champions Plateau United were in devastating form against Sunshine Stars with new arrival Tosin Omoyele grabbing a brace in the 5-0 demolition of the Akure based club.

In Port Harcourt, Oche Salefu’s 84th minute strike from the spot saw Rivers United edge Go Round 1-0 in local derby at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt.

The ex-Remo Stars midfielder slotted the ball coolly into the net after Awala Moses was punished for fouling substitute Osita Chikere.

While In Owerri, former champions Heartland recorded their first win of the season following a comfortable 2-0 home win against Kwara United.

Biodun Thompson netted the opener for the Naze Millionaires on 10 minutes, while Stanley Egbujor added the second 11 minutes from time.

At the Aper Aku Stadium Makurdi, Lobi Stars secured a hard fought 1-0 win against FC Ifeanyiubah

Former Nasarawa United and Rivers United midfielder, Esosa Igbinoba got the decisive goal in the 26th minute.

FC Ifeanyiubah are not without a win in their last four games.

Seven-time champions Enyimba held their hosts El-Kanemi Warriors to 0-0 draw in Maiduguri in another match day seven fixture.