Akwa United pip FC IfeanyiUbah in NPFL Championship Play-off
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Akwa United pip FC IfeanyiUbah in NPFL Championship Play-off
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Akwa United pip FC IfeanyiUbah in NPFL Championship Play-off

It was a sweet victory for Akwa United who came from a goal down to beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2-1 in their NPFL Championship play-offs tie at the Agege Stadium Lagos on Thursday.

The Promise Keepers recorded their first win in the competition after being held by Kano Pillars to a 2-2 draw in their first game on Tuesday.

FC IfeanyiUbah have lost their two games following a 3-1 reverse against champions Lobi Stars also on Tuesday.

On Thursday, the Anambra Warriors took the lead in the 33rd minute through a fine effort from Emmanuel Ugwuka.

Cyril Olisema got the equaliser for Akwa United two minutes after the break after Anozie Chinedu parried Godspower Igudia’s effort into his path.

Akwa United were awarded a penalty in the 57th minute when Charles Okafor handled Ndifreke Effiong’s cross inside the box.

Olisema coolly slotted the ball past Anozie which proved to be the winning goal for the Uyo club.