Leaders Plateau Utd Suffers First Loss

Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders Plateau United suffered the first loss of the season after going down 1-2 at Akwa United.
However, the Jos club remains top of the standings with 17 points from eight matches, three points clear of closest rivals ABS FC, who drew 2-2 at troubled Sunshine Stars.
The result took struggling Akwa United off the foot of the table.
There were also home wins for Niger Tornadoes, El Kanemi Warriors and Nasarawa United, while Katsina United picked up its second straight point on the road courtesy of a goalless draw at Lobi Stars.
Former Nigeria U20 goalkeeper Dami Paul was the hero for Katsina United as he pulled off several daring saves to deny the home team.
Meanwhile, Akwa United Head Coach, Abdul Maikaba, has described as inspiring and a turning point, the side’s win against top-flight leaders Plateau United.
Former Enyimba marksman, Christian Pyagbara scored the match opener for the Uyo side in the sixth minute while Alhassan Ibrahim doubled the lead in the 50th minute and substitute Chima Ndukwu scored the consolation for the Jos landlords.
Maikaba said the win against leaders Plateau United will inspire his side to further wins in the on-going Nigerian top-flight.
MATCH DAY 8 (Results)
El-Kanemi   3-0    Gombe
Nasarawa    3-1    Abia Warriors
Akwa Utd    2-1    Plateau Utd
Tornadoes   1-0    Enyimba
Lobi Stars   0-0     Katsina Utd
Sunshine    2-2      ABS FC