NPFL: Akwa Utd edge out 10-man Heartland, go second


Akwa United moved to second position in the Nigeria Professional Football League table following a hard-fought 2-1 against the 10-man Heartland Football Club of Owerri in their rescheduled match day 10 fixture at a rain-soaked Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Wednesday.
The Promise Keepers who still have two outstanding games have now garnered 22 points from 10 games, one adrift of leaders Lobi Stars.
Heartland, who have endured a below-par outing on their return to the top flight, stunned the hosts on 20 minutes with Francis Momoh firing home the opener following a swift counter- attacking move.
The lead lasted only 12 minutes before Ifeanyi Ifeanyi curled in a free-kick to send the home fans into jubilation.
Haggai Katoh netted the winner two minutes after the break after Heartland’s Uche Odeh miskicked a clearance.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute after Nnamdi Egbujor was sent off for a second bookable offence.


Zanaco        v    Raja Casablanca
AS Vita        v    LA Mancha
St. George    v    CARA Brazzaville
Al Hilal        v    Akwa United
SuperSport    v    Gor Mahia
Plateau Utd    v    USM Algiers
Aduana Stars    v    Fosa Juniors
Enyimba    v    Bidvest Wits
Young Afr    v    Wolaita
Génération      v    Berkane
Mounana    v    El Masry.
ASEC M.    v    CR Belouizdad
Songo        v    Al Hilal
MFM        v    Djoliba
Rayon Sports     v    Costa do Sol

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