Nigeria champions, Plateau United shielded a slim 2-1 win over Algeria’s USM Alger in the first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup play-off fixture at the Agege Stadium on Saturday, reports.

Plateau United put their heads upfront on the 18th minute courtesy of a fine header by King Osanga, connecting from a beautiful cross by Chizoba Amaefule.

USM Alger got their efforts pay-off in the 56th minute when Hamia coolly slotted the ball past Ajiboye from outside the box to put the visitors on level terms.

Plateau United tactician, Kennedy Boboye made two quick changes afterwards with Peter Eneji and Emmanuel James replacing Raphael Ayagwa and Tosin Omoyele.

The substitutions had the desired effect with James scoring the winning goal for the Peace Boys in the 71st minute.