Akwa United have moved to the top of the table following their 3-0 win over Kwara United in a Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 5 clash at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Sunday evening.
Two goals in five minutes from Michael Ibe and Victor Mbaoma edged the Promise Keepers 2-0 up at halftime before Friday Ubong wrapped up the convincing win for Abdu Maikaba’s side.
With the win, Akwa United (12 points) move above champions Plateau United on goal difference.
Former champions Enyimba secured a 1-1 draw at Rivers United after Daniel Israel’s 77th minute strike cancelled out Stanley Dimgba’s first half penalty for the Aba Elephants.
Dimgba’s strike makes it 2 goals in 2 games for the diminutive winger.
Another former champion in Kano Pillars earned an impressive 0-0 draw with their hosts El-kanemi Warriors at the Maiduguri Township Stadium in Maiduguri while Sunshine Stars also recorded the same scoreline at Abia Warriors.
In the battle of two newly promoted sides, Heartland played out a disappointing 1-1 draw against Yobe Desert Stars at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri.
Matchday 5 Results
El-kanemi Warriors 0-0 Kano Pillars
Abia Warriors 0-0 Sunshine Stars
Heartland 1-1 Yobe Desert Stars
Akwa United 3-0 Kwara United
Katsina United 3-0 Go Round
Wikki Tourists 1-0 FC IfeanyiUbah
Lobi Stars 3-1 Niger Tornadoes
Rivers United 1-1 Enyimba
Standings (Top 4) via Points:
1. Akwa United 12
2. Plateau United 12
3. Lobi Stars 10
4. Wikki Tourists 9
Bottom 4 via Points:
17. Heartland 4
18. Go Round 4
19. Nasarawa United 3
20. Kwara United 3