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Plateau United edge Rivers United 1-0 to reclaim top spot

Plateau United is back to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after edging close rivals, Rivers United 1-0.

Plateau United is back to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after edging close rivals, Rivers United 1-0.

The climb to the top is also a fallout of defeats to Lobi Stars and Sunshine Stars and failure of Akwa United and Dakkada to secure a win in Nnewi and Bauchi.

The shock result, however, came out of Lafia where Nasarawa United shook off initial jitters to peg back Abia Warriors. here presents a complete review of all the action in the NPFL Matchday 18.

Plateau United 1-0 Rivers United
In what was a hard-earned win, Plateau United carried the day over fellow title contenders, Rivers United, at the New Jos Stadium. 

An early goal from Ibrahim Mustapha in the third minute ensured the Jos side returned to the top of the NPFL after a brief spell trailing Lobi Stars on the log.

Wikki Tourists 1-0 Dakkarda FC
Dakadda FC missed a chance to get into the top three after being held 1-1 by Wikki Tourists at the Tafawa Belewa Stadium Bauchi. 

Jackson Daniel scored for the hosts in the 68th minute while Ajayi Olawafemi equalized in the 87th minute for Dakkada
Dakkada is still fourth on the NPFL table while Wikki is 14th.

Heartland 1-0 Sunshine Stars
Heartland cemented its place in the top ten of the NPFL after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sunshine Stars at Okigwe.

An early goal from Abiodun Thompson was defended all through for the Naze Millionaires to win all three points and move up to seventh on the table.

Kano Pillars 2-0 Adamawa United
Kano Pillars extended its unbeaten run to 13 matches in the NPFL after a routine 2-0 win over strugglers Adamawa United.

Auwalu Ali Malam gave the Sai Mai Gida the lead in the 41st minute while Achibi Ewenike ensured all three points for Pillars with the second goal in the 54th minute.

The win moves Pillars to eighth on the log while Adamawa United are rooted to the bottom of the NPFL.

Nasarawa United 3-1 Abia Warriors
Nasarawa United moved out of the relegation zone after coming from behind to defeat Abia Warriors 3-1 at the Lafia City Stadium.

Emmanuel Ugwuka gave the Warriors the lead in the third minute but Solomon Chidi equalized for Nasarawa United in the 28th and put them ahead in the 43rd minute.

Katoh Haggai sealed all three points for Nasarawa United when he scored the third goal in the 75th minute.

There were also wins for Kwara United, who defeated MFM 1-0, while FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Akwa United played out a goalless draw at Nnewi.