NPFL22: Chijioke Opens Goal Account As Nasarawa United Pips Tornadoes In Lafia

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Striker, Alaekwe Chijioke registered his first goal in United’s colours after his first-half goal gave Nasarawa United a 1-0 victory over regional heavyweights, Niger Tornadoes, in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League matchday fourteen derby clash at the Lafia City Stadium on Monday afternoon.

In-form Michael Tochukwu, with his 3rd assist this season, had found the former Kano Pillars’ hitman inside the box and he wasted no time to head home in the 23rd minute in a game largely dominated by the Solid Miners.

Both sides went on to create more goalscoring chances but failed to find any way through as the physical and feisty derby encounter ended in favour of the home side, a result that puts them 8th on the log with twenty points, nine points behind leaders Rivers United and four above the Ikon Allah Boys who are now placed 15th with 16 points.

Nasarawa United will next play Rivers United in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, coming weekend in the NPFL matchday fifteen.

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