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NPFL: Silas Shoots Nasarawa To Second Spot

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A brace from Nasarawa united striker, Silas Nwankwo ensured the solid miners got a 3-1 win and second position on the NPFL log.

Initially scheduled for Sunday, 4th July, the game was shifted to Monday by the league organizers, and it took Silas nineteen minutes to open their goals account.

Silas Nwankwo tapped in from close range after the visitors’ goalkeeper, Sochima Victor, lost grip of Chigozie Obasi’s cracking freekick from 35 yards to put the home side on the driver’s seat.

Twelve minutes later, the menacing attacker would increase the tally for United, as he benefitted from Adamu Hassan’s cheeky pass, his thirteenth goal of the campaign.

The brace means Silas is now top of the NPFL goal scorers chat with 13 goals and the striker felt he could have scored more.

“I want to most sincerely thank my coaches and teammates for their push.

“We thought we could score more goals against them, but the scoreline is still ok.”

Adamu Hassan moved from giving assist to scoring with a left-footed shot off Michael Tochukwu’s defence-splitting pass to give Nasarawa United a 3-0 cushion, his sixth goal of the season.

However, some poor defending saw Nasarawa united concede a penalty, and Samuel Stone stepped up to score the consolation in the 86th minute for Jigawa Golden Stars.

The Solid Miners return to the second position on the league table with 55 points, two points behind table-topping Akwa United who have 57 points and goal difference from third place Kano Pillars.

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