By Johnpaul Nnamdi
Mfon Udoh sustained his impressive run with his seventh goal of the season as Akwa United were forced to a 2-2 draw by hosts Gombe United in a rescheduled Group B NPFL game on Sunday reports naijasportsgrill.com.ng.
Udoh scored in the 84th minute to give the Promise Keepers the lead after teammate Emmanuel Charles’s 78th minute strike had cancelled out Musa Usman’s 26th minute opener for Gombe.
Just when Akwa thought they were running away with their second away victory of the season, Usman scored from the spot in the 90th minute to restore parity.
Current holder of the goals-a-season record with 23 goals, Udoh currently leads the scorers chart and well on course for the Eunisel top scorer’s award.
The result shoots Akwa into the Super Six playoff spot in third place. They have bounced back remarkably after losing at home to El-Kanemi Warriors on opening day and failing to win a game in the initial five fixtures.
In another rescheduled Group B tie, Kada Stars compounded Yobe Desert Stars relegation woes with a 2-1 defeat at Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna.
Kabiru Sanusi gave the hosts the lead in the 18th minute before Philip Auta levelled up for Yobe in the 48th minute. Kabiru Sarki sealed victory for Kada in the 88th minute.
Three rescheduled matches were played in Group A.
Enyimba sustained second spot with a 0-0 draw away to Bendel Insurance.
At the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Yaya Kone scored from the spot in the 68th minute to help Lobi Stars to a 1-1 draw with Katsina United.
The visitors had drawn the first blood through Martins Usule in the 12th minute.
Remo Stars beat Wikki Tourists 2-1 in Sagamu thanks to Victor Mbaoma’s match-winning 89th minute spot kick.
Lanre Runsewe had opened scores in the 20th minute while Isa Gata equalised for Wikki in the 36th minute.