NPFL: Rivers United fall to Plateau United in Jos

Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu

Plateau United reclaimed top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a hard-fought 1-0 win against title rivals Rivers United at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday.

Former Enyimba forward Ibrahim Mustapha netted the decisive goal in the third minute.

With the victory, Plateau United is now topping the NPFL table with 32 points from 18 games while Rivers United is now third with 29 points from 18 matches.

Rivers United will next face Kwara United in week-19 tie of the Nigeria Professional Football League game on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.

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In other NPFL results played on Sunday, Kano Pillars continued their impressive run courtesy of a 2-0 home win against Adamawa United at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyiubah and Akwa United battled to a 0-0 draw in a thrilling encounter.

Wikki Tourists and Dakkada FC also share the spoils at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

Nasarawa United boosted their survival hopes with a 3-1 win over Abia Warriors in Lafia.

Kwara United also beat MFM 1-0 in another matchday-18 encounter at the Kwara Sports Complex, Ilorin.

At the Okigwe Township Stadium, Heartland defeated Sunshine Stars 1-0 with Abiodun Thompson scoring the winner in the third minute. Also, Jigawa Golden Stars pip Lobi Stars one-nil to stay-off the relegation zone.