NPFL heavyweight Rivers United defeated Sokoto United 2-1in the round of 32 of 2021 Aiteo Federation Cup on Wednesday.
Goals from Paul Acquah’ and Ishaq Kayode were enough to help Rivers United past spirited Sokoto United at the Lafia City Stadium.
Paul Acquah scored the opening goal in the 38th minutes when he finished off a tantalising move initiated by Godwin Aguda.
Sokoto United came back stronger after the interval and their effort yielded fruits when they drew level against the run of play in the 58th minute.
Substitute Ishaq Kayode however sealed the victory for Rivers United in the 71st minutes when he rifled in a low shot from a free kick.
With this victory, Rivers United have now set up a round 16 tie against fellow NPFL side Heartland FC in a yet to be announced date.
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