NPFL: Akwa Utd lead the pack after matchday 5

NPFL: Akwa Utd lead the pack after matchday 5

Uyo side, Akwa United moved to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after easing past Kwara United at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Sunday.

The Promise Keepers thrashed their visitors 3-0 to assume top spot ahead of Plateau United, who also won 1-0 against visiting MFM FC on Saturday.

Goals by Michael Ibe, Victor Mbaoma and Ubong Friday in the 13th, 21st and 54th minutes respectively sealed the home victory.

The result took Akwa to 12 points, same as champions Plateau United, but they have a better goal difference than the Jos side.

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In the other games on Sunday, Rivers United and Enyimba battled to a 1-1 draw at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt; Lobi Stars defeated Niger Tornadoes 3-1 in Makurdi, while Heartland were held to a 1-1 draw by Yobe Desert Stars in Owerri.

Katsina United also enjoyed a 3-0 thumping against Go Round FC at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium; Wikki Tourists beat FC IfeanyiUbah 1-0; Abia Warriors and Sunshine Stars played goalless, same as El- Kanemi Warriors and Kano Pillars in Maiduguri.

Full time results of NPFL matchday 5 of Saturday and Sunday:

Current standings:

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