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Nasarawa United Held in Frustrating Draw by Gombe United in Jos

April, 16 2023.

_As Remo Stars and Insurance Headline Sunday MD-14 Games_

Relegation haunted side, Nasarawa United were on Saturday held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Gombe United in the only Nigeria Premier Football League Group A match, played at the New Jos Stadium.

Ayuba Francis scored in the 84th minute to level the scores for the Solid Miners, after Usman Abbas opened scoring in the 71th minute for the visitors of Matchweek 14 fixture.

Speaking after the match, Acting Head Coach of Nasarawa United, Abubakar Arikya blamed the result on the failure of his players to stick with the game plan in the first half, and the fact that Gombe United were the better side.

Head Coach of Gombe United, Bashir Saleh told the media that his team was in Jos to take all 3 points, but having failed to achieve their goal, they will take the point back to Gombe, as a consolation.

With both sides having just four more games to end the regular season, Nasarawa United is precariously placed 8th in the drop zone of the log, with 10 points, whilst Gombe United is 6th, with 18 points and 3 points away from the top three, and qualification for the season ending Super Six. report.

The remaining Day 14 fixtures, including the mouthwatering clash in Ikenne between Remo Stars and Group A leaders, Bendel Insurance of Benin, as well as the Group B encounter in Awka, between Enugu Rangers and Niger Tornadoes of Minna, originally scheduled for Saturday, holds on Sunday in designated match venues, across the country.

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