Akwa United football club of Uyo on Monday defeated Nasarawa United 1-0 in a Matchday 12 fixture of the NPFL played at the Godswill Akpabio Intl Stadium, Uyo.
Adeshina Gata’s expertly taken effort following poor defending by Nasarawa in under ten minutes was all Abdul Maikaba’s men need to get back into top four and earn their sixth win of the campaign.
Nasarawa Utd goalkeeper Suraj Ayeloso could not keep a clean sheet on his birthday but made series of save to keep the score line low.
Akwa United’s Ubong Friday was sent off late in the game for stamping on Abdullahi of Nasarawa United
The win sees Akwa United go fourth with 19pts with two games at hand a two goal difference ahead of fifth place and defending champions, Plateau Utd