Plateau United defeat Enyimba 3-1 in NPFL game

By Solomon Gabkwet, Jos
Plateau United Football Club of Jos on Wednesday defeated Enyimba International FC of Aba 3-1 in their Match Day 2 fixture in the 2016/2017 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
Plateau United took the lead in the 11th minute of the encounter through a well-taken free-kick by Golbe Elisha, the club’s captain.
Kabiru Umar doubled Plateau United’s lead in the 52nd minute during a goalmouth scramble.
The hosts, who were clearly the dominant side, almost made it three in the 57th minute after a cross which the Enyimba goalkeeper had to push over the crossbar.
Umeh Emeka, who came in as a substitute, made it 3-0 in the 80th minute of the match.
Enyimba, however, reduced the deficit through Ikechukwu Ibenegbu less than two minutes after Emeka’s goal.
Plateau United have so far won their two matches in the league, and therefore lead the log with six points.
They had on Sunday defeated Remo Stars 2-1 away in the opening week of the season.
Kennedy Boboye, Plateau United’s Chief Coach, told newsmen that the Jos-based club were “on course to achieve their target of winning a ticket to play on the continent next year’’.
Boboye said he was happy with the squad at his disposal and commended the players’ performance.
The chief coach also expressed satisfaction with the support he was enjoying from the club’s fans, the management and the state government.

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