Plateau United’s hopes of clinching this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League title suffered a setback following their 2-0 matchday 35 away defeat to ABS in Ilorin on Sunday.
A penalty from Samuel Adedeji and a strike from Akinbo Segun secured the win for ABS.
Adedeji opened scoring from the penalty spot five minutes into the game before Segun scored the winner in the 65th minute.
Despite the defeat, Plateau still lead the log on 62 points, but three points ahead of second placed MFM. At the Agege Stadium in Lagos, MFM pipped Gombe United 1-0 to put pressure on leaders Plateau United.
Missing star duo Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun who were on international duty with the home-based Eagles on Saturday, MFM’s goal was scored by Monsuru Bashiru in the 21st minute.
The win took MFM’s points tally to 59 with just three games to go.
In Nnewi, 10-man Akwa United who are chasing a top three spot lost 1-0 to FC IfeanyiUbah.
Former junior international, King Osanga was the hero as his 47th minute free-kick was the difference between the teams.
In the 41st minute, Akwa were reduced to 10 men following Chigozie Chilekwu’s sending off.