NPFL: Plateau United Stay Unbeaten, Akwa Starlets Shock Rangers

By Amosu Adeboye

Plateau United has further underlined their title credentials following an impressive 3-1 away win against Delta Force in their matchday-five encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Saturday.

Delta Force took the lead from the spot through Kazie Enyinnaya in the 38th minute but the visitors rallied back with goals from Uche Onwuasoanya, Michael Ibeh and Ibrahim Mustapha.

Plateau United who remain the only unbeaten side in the NPFL this season top the standings with 13 points from five games.

Lobi Stars stayed in second position in the table following a 0-0 away draw against FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi.

In Aba, Enyimba moved to third position courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 home win against Adamawa United.

Former Remo Stars forward Victor Mbaoma scored both goals for the Peoples Elephants.

NPFL new boys, Akwa Starlets stunned six-time champions Rangers 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.

Fermi Ajayi put Akwa United ahead in the 18th minute, while Isaac George added the second a minute before the break.

Rivers United recorded the second away win of the day edging out Warri Wolves 1-0 at the Warri City Stadium.

Stephen Gopey netted the winner eight minutes before the break.

Wikki Tourits piled more pressure on Kano Pillars after holding the four-time champions to a barren draw at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Pillars who are yet to record a win in the league this season occupy bottom spot in the table with just one point.

At the Akwa Ibom International Stadium , Uyo, Akwa United were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Nasarawa United.

The home team are without a win in the league this season with pressure not mounting on handler of the side John Obuh.

Ndifreke Effiong gave Akwa United the lead from the spot in first half stoppage time, while Abubakar Lawal equalised for Nasarawa United in the 54th minute.

Heartland picked their first win of the campaign folowing a narrow 1-0 win against Jigawa Golden Stars in Okigwe with Ugochukwu Leonard netting the winning goal three minutes after the break.

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