NPFL Review: Akwa United Go Second After Heartland Win

Akwa United have moved into second place behind leaders Kano Pillars on the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) table following their 2-1 home win over 10-man Heartland in a rescheduled Matchday 10 clash on Wednesday evening.

Francis Momoh gave the visitors a 20th minute lead before goals from Ifeanyi Ifeanyi and Haggai Katoh either side of halftime overturned the defeat in Akwa United’s favour.

Heartland finished the game with 10 men after Nnamdi Egbujor was sent off in the 63rd minute to all but end hopes of getting a result.

The win takes Akwa United (22 points) to second spot while Heartland stay in the relegation zone (18th spot) with 13 points.