Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:46 pm
Plateau United FC on Sunday in Jos, defeated visiting Shooting Stars of Ibadan 2-0, to remain top of the Nigerian Professional Football League table.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that United got the victory in a match played under a heavy downpour.
The determined Jos-based club attacked their opponents from the blast of the whistle and had two penalty appeals turned down in the first 10 minutes.
The host, however, had their breakthrough in the 15th minute when Emmanuel Odafe connected Solomon Junior’s free kick into the visitor’s net.
NAN reports that because of the heavy downpour, both teams opted for caution, concentrating play in the mid field for most part of the game.
The host, however, put the game beyond the reach of the visitors when Ibe Johnson doubled their lead during a goal mouth scramble in the 75th minute.
With the result, Plateau United remain firmly on course to achieving its dream of winning the league title for the first time in the history of the 42-year-old club.