Akwa United continues their resurgence on this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) following a 2-1 win towards Shooting Stars on the Nest of Champions on Monday.
The Promise Keepers who’ve been struggling this season obtained their first win below new head coach Ayodeji Ayeni.
Two of gamers who joined the membership through the mid-season switch, Bello Babatunde and Naibe Akpesiri scored their first purpose in every half.
Both groups have been trying to get an early purpose because the hosts have been threatened within the fifth minute when Adewale Adeyinka made an outstanding one handed save to maintain out a purpose certain strike and Bello Babatunde clears the hazard first-time to disclaim Shooting Stars.
Two minutes later, Franklin Matib went ahead and delivered a low cross into Shooting Stars’ field, however Naibe Akpesiri couldn’t get there on time because the guests goalkeeper Ogundare Detan was not troubled.
Bello Babatunde broke the impasse for Akwa United as he unleashed a rocket shot previous Ogundare Detan to to web his first purpose since becoming a member of the champions in mid-season within the fifteenth minute.
Naibe Akpesiri prolonged Akwa United lead within the 69th minute as he tapped dwelling a Seth Mayi’s low cross to etch his identify on the scoring sheet of the membership.
Akpesiri thought he had scored a brace when he bundled a low cross from Kaham Platini within the 78th minute however his celebration was minimize brief when the assistant referee’s flag goes up claiming the striker was in an offside place.
Chidera Eze scored within the 81 minutes to present Shooting Stars the power to battle again however it was too late because the hosts took all of the factors.