Nasarawa United needed a last minute strike from Ebuka Anaekwe to beat Akwa United in their NPFL clash played at the Lafia Township stadium on Sunday.
The three point brought an end to Nasarawa United’s three matches losing streak in the league, while Akwa United tasted defeat for the first time after three straight wins.
The hosts started the game on on a positive note as they dominated possession as Akwa United in the early moments.
Nwankwo Silas almost scored the first goal of the game in the 10th minute, but a last minute tackle from Morice Chukwu took the ball away.
Akwa United came close and almost got in front minutes later, Ndifreke’s well taken free kick was clear off line.
Th first half ended without a goal, but Nasarawa United started the second half brighter and broke deadlock in the 56th minutes.
Adamu Hassan was given all the time and space in the world and he took the invitation, tapping home the ball from close range off Chinedu Ohanachom’s flick.
Akwa United hit back almost immediately, thanks to a super goal from Ndifreke who left Franklin Tebo in the cold with his quick feet before firing past Danlami Umar in goal for the Solid Miners.
Bala Nikyu’s side grabbed the winner in the third minute of added time after Ikenna Ofor sent a pass to Abubakar Abdullahi, who squared the pass to Ebuka Anaekwe and the Forward made no mistake from close range.