Nigeria Professional Football League: Plateau United Pip MFM to remain top as Falconets thrash South Africa 6-0 to land in France
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victory ensured they remained at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table.
The goal which gave the NPFL reigning champions the three points against last season’s runners-up was scored by Tosin Omoyele in the third minute of the match.
The Jos based club were however wasteful in front of goal and failed to add to the early goal.
The visitors were equally lacklustre and could not capitalise on the hosts’ wastefulness to get a positive result as they squandered many goal scoring chances.
Omoyele who was voted Man of the Match thanked God for his first goal for Plateau United.
Also on Saturday, Nigeria’s U-20 female team, the Falconets, in Benin qualified for the Female World Cup in France after a six-goal victory over Basetsana, their South African counterpart.
The Falconets, who won 2-0 in the first leg a fortnight ago in South Africa, qualified on an eight-goal aggregate.
The return leg played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin saw the Nigerian team scoring five goals in the first half of the game.
The Besetsana were hardly a match for their Nigerian opponent who clearly dominated proceedings right from the blast of the whistle.
The Nigerian goal keeper, who was virtually on holiday, only had a feel of the ball twice all through the first half of the match.
A brace each by Monday Gift (5th and 39th minute), Ajibade Rasheedat (21st and 32nd minute) and Imo Anam (26th and 73rd minute) ensured Falconets’ comfortable win in Benin.