Two late goals save Akwa blushes against Rangers

NPFL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/06/2019

Two late goals from Dennis Nya saves Akwa United blushes against ten men Enugu Rangers in a 3-3 scored draw in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six playoffs at Agege Stadium.

It was the Promise Keepers which drew the first blood as Cyril Olisema scored from the penalty spot after the referee spotted a handball in the Rangers box.

Things get worse for Rangers as defender Isiaka Oladuntoye is booked for the second time in this game following on a foul on Marshal and the Flying Antelope were reduced to 10 men in the 61 minutes of the clash.

However, Akwa United failed to make their numerical advantage count as Chiamaka Madu soon got an equalizer for the Flying Antelopes three minutes later.

That goal proved to be a big boost for Rangers as their gangling striker Micahel Uchebo added two quick goals afterward.

Akwa United did not give up and their tenacity paid off late on with Nya scoring in the 87th and 90th minutes as the game ended in a 3-3 draw.

With Saturday's result, Akwa United are now on five points while Rangers are on four after three matches