Plateau United have opened a five point gap on top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after defeating Minna based outfit Niger Tornadoes 2-0 on Sunday.

Kabir Umar opened scoring in the added time of the first half, before Philip Azango doubled their lead six minutes after the break.

It was Tornadoes first defeat in five matches.

Plateau United now have 20 points from nine fixtures.

Shooting Stars fought back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Katsina United at the Muhammadou Dikko Stadium, while Abia Warriors suffered their first home loss of the season, going down 1-0 to El-Kanemi Warriors.

Remo Stars’ poor run continued, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Lobi Stars in Shagamu. The game between Nasarawa United and Sunshine Stars also ended in a 1-1 draw.

There were no goals between Gombe United and Akwa United at the Pantani Stadium.

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