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
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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