In week four of the NPFL Akwa United on Wednesday recorded a resounding 1-2 away victory against Niger Tornadoes in Lokoja to move joint leaders of the table.
The victory was the first away win for the Uyo outfit after the midweek clash at the confluence stadium in the Kogi State Capital.With the victory, Akwa United now level on points with the defending Champions Plateau United with nine points.
Dennis Nya put Abdu Maikaba’s men ahead from the spot in the 23rd minute after Adeshina Gata was taken out in the box by a Niger Tornadoes defender.
Nosifu Afeez leveled for the hosts two minutes before the break.
Victor Mbaoma, however, won the game for the visitors when he nodded the ball home 16 minutes from the end following a mix-up in the Niger Tornadoes defence.