Defending Champions Akwa United suffers first league defeat of the season

Defending Champions Akwa United suffers first league defeat of the season

Akwa United lost 2-0 to Nasarawa United at the Lafia City Stadium in blockbuster encounter on  Sunday.

A goal each in the second-half from Michael Tochukwu and Silas Nwankwo were all the home side needed to register their first victory in the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League.

Before kick-off, both teams were unbeaten in their last three games, but Nasarawa United, are still searching for their first victory.

The first half ended without a goal, but a perfect second half from the last season’s Aiteo Cup finalists saw them score twice from no where.

Nasarawa United took the lead eight minutes into the second. An unselfish Aliyu Abdullahi picked up a loose ball and found freestanding Michael Tochukwu in the area and the latter struck a sublime to break the deadlock.

The hosts almost doubled their advantage seven minutes to regulation time. Last season’s top scorer Silas Nwankwo, finished off a pass from his Aliyu Abdullahi.

It was Silas’ first goal of the new campaign after netting nineteen times last season in the elite league.

The result sees Nasarawa United climbing to 7th position on the log with six points, and remain unbeaten since the beginning of this season.

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