Ajiboye: Win against Akwa United vital


Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye has expressed satisfaction with the league-leaders performance against Akwa United.

The Jos based club defeated the Promise Keepers 3-0 in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 28 fixture at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.

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Emmanuel James opened scoring in the first-half from the spot while two second half goals from Emeka Umeh and Kabiru Umar was enough to hand the hosts the three points at stake.

The former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper and FIFA U-17 World Cup champion has said the victory is important in the title race for his team.

“We have won an important game and the victory is vital for us, the game was rated as the biggest considering the points gap between both teams before the game.

Ajiboye was left satisfied with securing three points thereby increasing their lead at the summit to five points.

“We have been able to extend our lead to five points and push down Akwa United in the title race. We are satisfied with our matchday performance.

“The game was easy for us, Akwa United didn’t turn up for the game and we capitalise on their poor performance to earn the victory. I think we were able to box them into our advantage, we scored three goals and kept a clean sheet.

“Akwa United are also in contention for the league title and the victory is great for us. We are happy and excited, but we understand the race for the league title is still open for any team to grab despite the advantage in our favour,” Ajiboye told Naijafootballplus.com.

The former Shooting Stars and Warri Wolves goalkeeper kept his 9th clean sheets of the season.

“I’m happy with my performance this season and the collective effort of the squad. I can only achieve this with the amazing performance from my team-mate’s, we worked hard during the preseason and set a target for ourselves.

“We are living our dreams and working towards to achieving our target for the season. We will continue to work hard and not sleep off in the race,” Ajiboye added.

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