NPFL: Jigawa Stars Mauled In Jos

NPFL: Jigawa Stars Mauled In Jos 1

The Dutse-based side suffered their heaviest league defeat of the season thus far in the Plateau state capital on Wednesday evening

Plateau United dished out a comprehensive 3-0 thrashing to Jigawa Golden Stars at the New Jos Stadium in one of the game week 12 matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

An early Oche Ochewechi opener and a fine Ibrahim Mustapha brace during a remarkable first-half onslaught inspired Abdu Maikaba’s men to only their fourth league win this term.

Hunted by three consecutive away defeats at Warri Wolves, Enyimba, and Akwa United, Plateau United were happy to return to familiar surroundings.

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And the Jos lords quickly made the advantage count as Ochewechi broke the deadlock through a brilliant individual play in the sixth minute.

Oche was causing the visitors all manner of troubles and in the 21st minute, the attacker laid it on a plate for Mustapha to double the home side’s lead.

And moments before the halftime break, Mustapha bagged his brace when he rose highest to head in from Moses Effiong’s corner and make it three-nil for United.

The win momentarily lifts struggling Plateau United out of the relegation zone, with the side now boasting 14 points from 11 matches.

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