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Plateau United’s center-back, Christopher Nwaeze, showcased his defensive prowess as he played a crucial role in his team’s clean sheet victory against Heartland on matchday two of the Nigerian Premier Football League.
His exceptional defensive performance included crucial shot blocks, dominating aerial battles, and a near-goal opportunity from a corner kick in the first half.
The game, which ended 1-0 in favor of Plateau United, was a significant turnaround from their opening day fixture, where they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Shooting Stars. Nwaeze’s defensive brilliance ensured that Heartland struggled to break through, securing a vital victory for his team.
After the match, Christopher Nwaeze told Lodgexpress official website, “Personally I’d say I’m delighted with our team’s performance today. We knew we had to bounce back from the disappointment of our last game, and we did just that. Keeping a clean sheet and winning at home is always special.”
Nwaeze also lauded the impact of new signings on the team’s performance, noting, “Our new signings have been fantastic, and they are integrating well into the squad. Daniel Barnabas, for instance, provided a crucial assist for Mundi Bernard’s goal today, and that kind of teamwork is what we need to achieve our goals this season.”
With Nwaeze’s defensive leadership and the team’s renewed confidence, Plateau United looks poised to make a strong statement in the NPFL this season as they aim for success and redemption after their opening day setback.