Akwa United moved top of the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL table after an emphatic 3-0 win over bottom place Kwara United on Matchday 5 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Sunday.
Goals from Michael Ibe and Victor Mbaoma in the first half and a second half goal from Ubong Friday helped the team to secure all three points.
The Promise Keepers went into the match needing to win with three or more goals to top the league on goal difference ahead of Plateau United who beat MFM 1-0.
Both Akwa United and plateau United are on 12 points from 5 matches but the Promise Keepers are top of the log courtesy of their superior goal difference.
The CAF Confederation Cup campaigners put up a spectacular performance and deservedly benefitted from their dominant display to brush aside the newly promoted Kwara United 3-0.
Striker Victor Mbaoma scored his third goal in five matches, and Michael Ibe got his name on the score sheet in two successive home games. Meanwhile, Ubong Friday was voted Man-of-the-Match after opening his goal account for the season with the third goal of the match in the second half with one assist.
Coach Abdu Maikaba’s team is the highest scoring team in the league with 9 goals conceding a paltry two.
The Uyo based side will travel to Nnewi for a date with FC Ifeanyi Ubah on Wednesday.