Federation Cup holders Akwa United shocked league champions Enyimba 1-0 in a Super 4 game on Fr...
Federation Cup holders Akwa United shocked league champions Enyimba 1-0 in a Super 4 game on Friday in Kaduna while Wolves also lost by a goal to Nasarawa United at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
Akwa lost their first game 1-0 to Wolves, While Enyimba drew first game 1-1 with Nasarawa United.
Harrison Ibukun scored the only goal of the game in the 17th minute for Akwa United through a header.
On the half-hour mark, Enyimba goalkeeper Moses Ocheje came off his line to thwart a goal-bound Olisemah. Five minutes later, Musa Najere's long-range effort was well gathered by Akpan Bassey in Akwa United goal. The lone strike from Ibukun was enough as Akwa United held on for the victory.
Despite a good start by Wolves in the second game of Friday against Nasarawa United, they failed to avoid defeat. on eight minutes Sikiru Alimi's shot was kept out by Danladi Umar in Nasarawa United goal.
Former Nigerian under-17 star, King Osanga, was also a handful for the Nasarawa United defence in the early period with his dribble runs, which left his markers with the only option of upending to make sure he does not wreak them.
It took 51 minutes before a goal was recorded in the game as Philip Azango headed in a corner kick to give Nasarawa United the lead.
Azango's goal proved just enough to help Nasarawa United earn the full points against Wolves, who had their captain Goodluck Onamado sent off for a second bookable offence.
Nasarawa United now lead the standings of the Super 4 with four points after two rounds of matches. Wolves and Akwa United are tied on three points while Enyimba occupy bottom spot with a point.