Plateau United defeats Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1

Plateau United of Jos on Sunday retained its leadership in Professional Football League (NPFL) after defeating Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-1.

Sunshine Stars were reduced to 10 men in the 27th minute when Saka Ayo earned a straight red card after a tackle on Plateau United’s Philip Azango.

Shortly after the incident, United went close to breaking the deadlock during a goalmouth scramble but the shot at goal went wide.

However, Benjamin Turba gave the Jos-based club the lead they craved for in the 44th minute of the encounter.

Kabiru Umar doubled United’s lead in the 70th minute through a header to Ogene Elijah’s cross.

Substitute Emeka Umeh put the match beyond the reach of the visitors when he made it 3-0 in the 79th minute.

Umeh almost got a double for himself when he rounded the Sunshine goalkeeper to face an empty net, but his effort went just wide.

The visitors got a consolation goal in the last minute of the match.

Philip Azongo of Plateau United has been voted the man of the match for the second time in two matches.

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