Substitute Abdulaziz Awakan was the stoppage time match winner for Akwa United as they stopped...
Substitute Abdulaziz Awakan was the stoppage time match winner for Akwa United as they stopped Nasarawa United in the opening game of the Uyo leg of the pre-season Super 4.
Three minutes into stoppage time, Kufre Ebong drove through the Nasarawa defence, before he picked out Awakan inside the box to stab home for the only goal of the game.
In the other game, Enyimba shot to the top of the standings in this year’s pre-season Super 4 after they completed a double over Warri Wolves on Monday in Uyo.
The Nigeria champions beat league runners-up Wolves 1-0 in the Kaduna leg of the pre-season tourney.
Enyimba now have seven points from four matches, same as Akwa United, while Wolves are bottom on three points. Nasarawa are third on five points.
Sikiru Kamal was the match winner for Enyimba on 55 minutes, when he latched on to a pass inside the box after Christian Pygabara dashed behind the defence from the right.
On Wednesday, Enyimba take on Nasarawa United and Akwa United square up with Warri Wolves.
The final round of matches will be played on Friday.
The tournament is to prepare Nigeria’s four clubs in this year’s CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.
Champions Enyimba and Warri Wolves will feature in the Champions League, while cup winners Akwa United and Nasarawa, who finished in the league,will play in the Confederation Cup.