Kunle Odunlami and goalkeeper Abiodun Akande were the star performers as Plateau United came from behind to draw 1-1 against 10 man Rivers United at the New Jos Stadium in a rescheduled NPFL matchday 10 fixture.
Chika Godwin put the “Pride of Rivers” in front in the 17th minutes of the match with a fine finish from Godwin Aguda’s excellent assist.
Chika Godwin however was sent off two minutes into added time as he was adjudged to have stepped on a Plateau United defender.
It wasn’t a fair reflection of the first half – but it was probably a fair reflection of the match.
The Stanley Eguma tutored side looked good with 10 men on the return of the second half – but they let it slip when Plateau United were awarded a penalty in the 72nd minute for ball handling.
Ibrahim Mustapha stepped up to beat impressive Abiodun Akande from 12 yards to leave scores at 1-1.
Plateau United probably deserve to be level but, in fairness, they gave Rivers United problems after the equaliser, and even more before the final whistle.
This draw moves Rivers United into seventh place in the Nigeria Professional Football League – six points behind leaders, Kwara United.