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NPFL Round-Up: Ogunleye Earns Plateau Last-Minute Win As Osarenkhoe Secures Another Three Points For Insurance

The Nigerian topflight league continued on Sunday, and the results from the eight match venues recorded another series of breathtaking moments.

Three home wins, three away wins and two draws with 14 goals were recorded during the eight games played.

It was a dramatic moment in Jos between Enyimba and Plateau United as a last-minute strike from Kazeem Ogunleye gave the Peace Boys their first win of the season after their shocking defeat to Bendel Insurance on Thursday.

Finidi George and his boys were determined to cause havoc on Plateau United as they did in their first game against Nasarawa United at the New Jos Stadium, but it went south for the Elephants, who faced a defeat and two red cards during the encounter.

The game between the People Elephants and the Peace Boys witnessed critical injuries on both sides.

In the seventh minute, the combination of Chappy Katoh and Mustapha Ibrahim setup Sunday Anthony, whose shot slightly missed the target. Three minutes later, Ibrahim’s breathtaking header from Daniel Itodo’s long throw was saved by Olorunleke Ojo.

Meanwhile, the visitors tried to get an opener with former MFM player, Elijah Akanni cross forcing Yakubu Adam to score an own goal in the 20th minute. The Elephants then suffered a setback after Emeka Obioma replaced injured Mbaoma

Five minutes later, Enyimba broke the deadlock with Chibuike Nwaiwu’s header to a close range cross from his teammate.

Having conceded another goal at home, the peace boys tried to salvage the lead at the half hour mark with Ifeanyi Emmanuel heading Itodo’s throw.

Ifeanyi scored the hosts an equaliser six minutes later from a well set-up ball from Mustapha Ibrahim as he headed home his third goal of the season.

However, at the cusps of the halftime, Plateau United replaced injured Izuchukwu Chimezie for Kazeem Ogunleye.

Ogunleye was the first player to test Leke Ojo five minutes into the second half after his shot was parried for a corner by the goalkeeper.

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