Akwa United 2-2 Plateau United
Akwa (Udoh M. 19′, 84′)
Plateau (Ovoke B. 59′, Turba I. B. 93+1)
In a thrilling encounter at the nest of champions, Akwa united could not dominate their visitors as plateau united showed their class.
Akwa united started the game on a high with inspiring Mfon Udoh who dazzled his way around to score the opening goal for Akwa united in 19 minute.
Akwa united never waited for Plateau to launch attacks as they continued to drive forward in the first half.
Ndifreke effiong had a chance to move forward in the 10th minute but he was marked out by Plateau united.
The resulting corner kick taken went directly to Mfon Udoh but Plateau united goal keeper saved it nicely.
The first half ended in favour of the home side.
As the two teams came back from the break, former Rivers United star man Bernard Ovoke rallied round to put the match back on level terms.
An as soon as the goal went in, the supporters of the home side dropped their gallant chants.
Plateau united continued to hunt for more goals but they were denied on several occasions.
Mfon Udoh continued to hunt for Akwa united second goal until he was rewarded in the 88 minute through a superb free kick from from 30 metres.
And at stoppage time Benjamin Turba scored to put the match back on level terms.
Akwa united were punished for not clearing there lines.
Lineups Akwa united
18 Efala J. (G)
29 Akpan E.
27 Blaise A.
31 Dadzie K.
8 Da Silva A.
21 Effiong N.
36 Essien U.
6 Nya D.
26 Olisemah C.
17 Oshaniwa J.
9 Udoh M.
21 Ajiboye D. (G)
13 Odoba O.
2 Amaefule C.
5 Ambrose J.
38 Clinton P.
12 Elijah O.
3 Itodo D.
33 Jubril S.
18 Ovoke B.
14 Owolabi H.
24 Salomon J.