Plateau United ended the first stanza of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) on high, leapfrogging other teams to stand top on the log, after pulling a convincing 3-0 victory over Katsina United on Wednesday.
Kennedy Boboye’s men put their visitors from Katsina to the sword to end the first half of the Nigeria topflight as leaders, thanks to MFM FC slump
Plateau United shot back to the top of the NPFL in fine style after they inflicted Katsina United their heaviest defeat of the season.
Plateau United thus toppled MFM FC at the summit of the championship as they now have 35 points, two points more than their closest rivals who slumped 2-0 at Akwa United..
Front runners, El Kanemi Warriors, Nigeria Tornadoes and Akwa United also won at home to stay within striking distance of the leaders.
Plateau United were truly at home at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos, where they have only dropped a point so far this season.
They doubled their lead two minutes after the interval through Kabiru Umar, before Jimmy Ambrose made the game safe for the Jos club with a powerful drive in the 85th minute.
Wikki Tourists, Sunshine Stars and Remo Stars are sucked in the relegation zone after losses on the road today.
In Nnewi, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, defeated 3SC 2-1 with former champions Kano Pillars getting stunned 1-0 at Niger Tornadoes.
Stephen Chukwude’s first half free kick ensured Enyimba secured a slim 1-0 over relegation-threatened Remo Stars