Akwa United beat Nasarawa United 2-0 at home in a Nigeria premier league clash on Friday night to ease their relegation worries. The ...
Akwa United beat Nasarawa United 2-0 at home in a Nigeria premier league clash on Friday night to ease their relegation worries.
The Uyo outfit are now 14th on the table with 37 points from 31 matches, four points clear of the drop zone
It was a poor and scrappy first half full of cynical fouls with the referee failing to impose himself on the game.
However, in the second half Nasarawa chased the game, but even with the league hotshot Esosa Igbinoba on their side, they could not really trouble Akwa United goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode.
Aniekpeno Udoh put the home team ahead after 36 minutes off a well-taken corner from the left.
It was his seventh league goal of the season and he also scored the goal that qualified Akwa United to the final of the Federation Cup at the expense of Nasarawa United.
Adio Yusuf then rifled home an unstoppable free kick from distance in the 71st minute to make the game safe for Akwa United.