NPFL: Rivers United Claims Title After Plateau United’s Defeat

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Rivers United are champions of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with four games to go after second-placed Plateau United suffered a 2-1 defeat to Akwa United in Uyo, with new Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro in the stands.

Plateau United’s loss means they will finish behind Rivers United as the Port-Harcourt team now leads with 10 points. The Stanley Eguma-led team has 71 points to Plateau United’s 61.

The Fidelis Ilechukwu’s- Plateau United had been on the trail of the league leaders Rivers United for a long time but failed to keep up the momentum after Leo Ezekiel’s last-minute winner rendered Jesse Akila’s equaliser of no consequence.

Akwa United stay in seventh place with 51 points, while Plateau United maintain their second spot with 61 points.

Saturday’s NPFL results

Akwa United 2-1 Plateau United

Niger Tornadoes 4-0 Kwara United

 

 

CN/NPFL/Rivers United.

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