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NPFL ROUNDUP | FC Ifeanyi Ubah spanks Katsina Unit­ed as MFM, Akwa put pressure on Plateau

 

Plateau United’s lead at the top of the NPFL has been cut to only two points af­ter they lost 0-1 at El Kanemi as second-placed MFM FC beat ABS FC 2-1 at home .

Meanwhile, FC Ifeanyi Ubah yesterday rediscovered their wining steaks when they defeated the visiting Katsina United 2-0 at the Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium in an NPFL match day 27 fixture in Nnewi.

The Anambra Warriors started the match on a high tempo, forcing the visitors to concede five quick corners kick in three minutes.

Tony Msonter took a blinder in the 8th minutes of play, but the visitor’s goalkeeper was lucky to be well position as he parried the shot into another kick.

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Gabriel Alakwe, who was voted the man of the match was heavily brought down at the 16th minute, in the vital area of the Katsina United and the referee consequently awarded a spot kick which the FC Ifeanyi Ubah goal machine converted for the opener.

Prince Aggreh beautifully ran rings round the defense of Katsina United in the 66th minute, but John Haun failed to convert the chance to a goal.

Gabriel Alokwe increased the tally to two goals when he beat the offside trap set by the aggressive defenders of Katsina United, who got three bookings for their rough play in the match thereby throwing the fans and supporters of FC Ifeanyi Ubah into a frenzy

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Akwa United also pressed forward their title creden­tials with a slim 1-0 home win against Enyimba.

Plateau United fell to a stop­page time strike by Sunday An­thony in Maiduguri. However, the Jos club stays top on 48 points from 27 matches, while MFM FC now have 46 points.

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