#NPFL19: Akwa United Seek To Consolidate Top Spot (Image Courtesy: Akwa United Twitter)
An NPFL game (Image Courtesy: Akwa United Twitter)

Two second-half goals by Cyril Olisema and Wisdom Fernando propelled Akwa United to a hard-fought 2-0 win over Gombe United in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 14 clash at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Sunday afternoon.

Concise News reports that after a rather boring first 45 minutes, Akwa United went in front from the penalty spot with 16 minutes left through captain for the day Olisema before Fernando wrapped up the win in stoppage time with a close-range finish.

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Victory takes the Promise Keepers back to the summit of Group B albeit on superior goals difference to El-Kanemi Warriors who went down to Kano Pillars on Sunday. Talismanic forward, Mfon Udoh was missing in Uyo through injury.

Pillars labours to victory

In another Group B match, in Kano, Mohammed Gambo stars as Kano Pillars squeeze past El-Kanemi Warriors.

The experienced forward rewound the clock as the Pyramid city club beat El-Kanemi Warriors 2-1 at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

El-Kanemi were top of Group B going into the game and showed on a good number of occasions why they were perched.

Pillars had the ageless Gambo and substitute David Ibuka to thank for collecting maximum points.

In all the matches, there were no away win.

See results from Matchday 14

Group A

Wikki Tourists 2 – 1 Remo Stars

Rivers United 1 – 0 Niger Tornadoes

Rangers 1 – 0 Katsina United

Kwara United 1 – 0 MFM FC

Enyimba 0 – 0 Insurance

Group B

Yobe Desert Stars 0 – 0 Delta Force

Go Round FC 1 – 0 Abia Warriors

Kano Pillars 2 – 1 El Kanemi

Nasarawa United 1 – 0 Ifeanyi Ubah

Akwa United 2 – 0 Gombe United

Plateau United 2 – 0 Heartland

The teams’ placement after Matchday 14

Later today (Monday), Lobi Stars face Sunshine Stars at Aper Aku, Makurdi. Kick-off time is 4 pm.