Nasarawa United has defeated Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia in the Nigeria Professional Football League Week 18 tie on Sunday.

The Solid Miners scored in the 30th minutes through unlikely goal scorer Shammasu Muhammed who pounces on a loose ball around the penalty box to give the home victory.

The win for the host pushed them forward on the log to 11th after gathering 22 points in 18 matches while Umuahia Warriors sits Just one spot above with same numbers of Points.

Abia Warriors Coach Emmanuel Deutsch who spoke during the post-match conference admitted that the players failed to create enough chances. He assured that his team would continue to strive to make amends.

Also speaking, United’s gaffer Kabir Dogo believes his side were lucky in victory, He praised the warriors for playing well.

Up next for Nasarawa United is a long trip to Borno State to face Elkanemi Warriors while Abia Warriors will stay at Umuahia as they will be hosting neighbour Rivers United of Portharcourt.

Nasarawa United Team List
Starters- Ayeleso Suraj, Abubakar Abdullahi, Emmanuel Makama, Isah Ndala, Seun Sogbeso, Jide Williams, Kabir Balogun, Najeem Olukokun, Nwani Ikechuchwu, Victor Okoro, Shammasu Mohammed

Reserves – Umar Danlami, Eugene Obi, Chineme Martins, Suleiman Mohammed, Maiyaki Ismaila, Sanusi Ibrahim, Anas Yusuf

Coach – Kabir Dogo

Abia Warriors Team List
Players that starters: Okafor Uche, Isaac Emeka, Ubong Williams, Nwangwu Arinze, Efugh Chinedu, Ozioma Good luck, Adebayo Abiodun,  Raimi Kola, Obi Samson, Asiegbu Shedrack, Effiong Ndifreke.
Reserves- Enaholo Joshua, Obarakpor  Austin, Ayinde Kabiru, Okemmri Anthony, Hammed Yakub, Eugene Ossy Martins, Nwuju Stanley.
Coach: Emmanuel Deutsch.

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