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Plateau beat Nasarawa United in rescheduled NPFL fixture

23 August 2016, 11:19

Jos - Hosts Plateau United FC on Monday continued their gradual move into the top half of the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table by beating visiting Nasarawa United FC.

In a Match Day 32 fixture rescheduled from Sunday due to heavy rains which prevented play as a result of the water logged pitch, the Jos-based hosts won 1-0.

After a goalless first half which had both sides missing several goal scoring chances, the second half got underway with the visitors keeping their hosts on the back foot.

Nasarawa United's Philip Azango continued to be a threat to the defence of the host team.

But Plateau United got the breakthrough they needed when Benjamin Turba converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute.

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The host were awarded the kick when Nasarawa United's Samson Gbadebo handled the ball in his goal area.

The goal turned out to be the difference between the two sides.

Ahmed Musa, Plateau United’s Chief Coach, was full of praises for his boys, describing the victory as well deserved.

The Team Manager of the Lafia-based Nasarawa United, Solomon Babanjah who was visibly frustrated and angry over the loss, blamed the referee for their defeat.

He said there were “several unnecessary calls’’ made by the referee, and that these denied his wards “a much-deserved victory.”

Plateau United are now 11th on the NPFL log with 45 points from 32 matches, while Nasarawa United occupy the 8th position with 46 points from 32 matches.


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