NPFL22: Nasarawa United Surrenders To Plateau United In Five Goal Thriller


Plateau United stunned Nasarawa United with a 3-2 home win on Wednesday after leading twice and then claiming all three points in an epic North-Central derby clash at the New Jos International Stadium.

The Peace Boys took the lead as early as in the 4th minute through former Nasarawa United midfielder, Haggai Katoh.

Uche Ihuarulam drew Nasarawa United level in a spectacular fashion after Abubakar Abdullahi’s lofty cross found him in the area in the 37th minute, his second goal for the Solid Miners in two straight appearances this season.

The regional heavyweights resigned to their dressing rooms with the scoreline all square.

Six minutes after the interval, Plateau retook the lead off a powerful header from Akila Jesse, which was further increased by Mohammed Zilkifilu five minutes later.

The travellers, however, reduced the deficit from the spot in the 89th minute through constantly-improving teenager, Michael Tochukwu, after Silas Nwankwo was brought down by goalkeeper, Panshak Simon, his third goal for the Lafia-based side this campaign.

More efforts by the away team to draw level proved abortive as the full-time score ended 3-2 in favour of the hosts.

Today’s result sees Nasarawa United dropping to the 9th position with 9points from seven games.

They will next play visiting Katsina United who played out a goalless draw at home to Lobi Stars today, on matchday eight at the Lafia City Stadium on Sunday, 23rd January, 2022.


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