Akwa United bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over fellow title challenger Nasarawa United on Thursday.
The Promise Keepers were desperate to taste victory again after last weekend’s defeat to Katsina United which brought an end to their 18 match unbeaten run.
After a slow start, the game finally come alive in the 30th minute, when Samuel Amadi curled in a brilliant free kick from 20yards to give the Promise Keepers the lead.
The Kennedy Boboye’s tutored celebrated their second goal of the game on the stroke of half time. This time, Marshall Johnson who powered in a header from Etboy Akpan’s conner.
Nasarawa United came alive in the second half as they searched a for way back into the game. Silas Nwankwo almost reduced the deficit five minutes after the restart, but Akwa United’s goalkeeper Adeyinka Adewale stopped in low drive.
Chinedu Ohanachum wasted a glorious opportunity few minutes later when he fired wide from edge of the box.
The Solid Miners finally got a goal back in the 76th, thanks to Adamu Hassan who converted a penalty awarded by the referee.
Nasarawa United failed to find equaliser before the final whistle and Akwa United smiled to the dressing room with the maximum points.
Akwa United will travel to Plateau United on Sunday, while Nasarawa United will host Jigawa Golden Stars.
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