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NPFL Week 12: Plateau United thrash Enyimba 4-0 to maintain top spot

By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos

Former NPFL champions, Plateau United FC of Jos, on Sunday evening thrashed Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederations Cup, Enyimba International of Aba by 4 unreplied goals.

Goals from Uche Onosonya in the first half, another from Mustapha Ibrahim and a brace by Abba Umar in the second ensured that the Lalong Boys remained at the summit of the NPFL after week 12 games.

The game started with both teams making incursions into each others area.

In the 26th minute, a build up into the Enyimba area almost resulted to a goal, as a Plateau United attacker found a team made in the 18 yard box only for the shot to be parried for a corner kick by the Enyimba goalkeeper.

Also, in the 39th minute, a defensive blunder by a Plateau United defender gave a free Enyimba attacker the chance but his effort was easily stopped by the Plateau United shot stopper.

However, the first goal of the game came through Uche Onosonya in the 40th minute with a header.

Later in the second half, Mustapha Ibrahim, a former Enyimba player and member of Super Eagles B team scored against his former club via a blistering header in the second half.

The third goal of the match was scord by Abba Umr after a careless mistake by the Enyimba players in the 18 yard box.

Minutes later a build up from the midfield by Plateau United split open the Enyimba defence and found Umar who slotted the ball past the Enyimba goalkeeper for his second goal of the game.

Plateau United ended the game with ten men after Daniel Itodo was given a red card.

Meanwhile, results of other games of the NPFL is as follows: Wikki Tourists-Katsina United 1-1, Heartland vs Rangers Intl- 2-1, Rivers United vs MFM-2-0, Dakkada FC vs Adamawa United-4-1, Kano Pillars FC vs Warri Wolves- 1-1, Kwara United vs Abia Warriors-2-0, Lobi Stars vs Sunshine Stars-2-0, Nasarawa United vs Ifeanyi Uba FC- 3-2.

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