Akwa United recorded yet another over visiting Wikki Tourists of Bauchi to continue their impressive form in the 2019/2020 Nigeria professional football league season.
The promise keepers won their previous four games under new manager Kennedy Boboye and they proved the form is not a fluke by taking Wikki Tourists to ths cleaners on Wednesday.
Ubong Friday scored the only goal of the game in the 30th minute of the encounter played at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo.
Etboy Akpan’s cross into the box was initially miscued by Akarandut Orok but fell nicely for Ubong Friday. The winger beat his marker before picking his spot to shoot the ball to the far post beyond the reach of the goalkeeper for the opener.
Akarandut should have made it two in the 33rd minute but he ballooned his effort over the bar when an inch perfect cross from Etboy found him unmarked in the box.
On the hour mark Manu Garba forced Akwa goalkeeper Jean Efala to a point plank save after a brilliant team move. The rebound fell to Williams Ukeme but he fired over when it was easier to score.
In the 87th minute Adamu Mohammed was put through on goal , but Jean Efala who was gunning for his fourth clean sheet in a row in the box but the onrushing goalkeeper pulled a brave save to deny Wikki Tourists.
Wikki fought hard failed to find the equaliser as Akwa United took all three points on table to climb up the league table to fourth spot with a five match winning streak.
Wikki Tourists are now with just a win in the last seven games.
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