Akwa United skipper Ubong Friday played a vital role in their matchday 9 win in the NPFL on Sunday.
The reigning champions were the better team throughout the contest, and they got a deserved 1-0 win away from home against Niger Tornadoes.
The Uyo outfit had the major chances throughout the tie in Abuja, but needed a strike from super substitute Leo Ezekiel in the second half to give them a 1-0 win.
The contest is finely balanced, and Kennedy Boboye will be hoping that Friday can put in yet another match winning performance to fire them back into the top four when they welcome Kwara United on Wednesday.
It was Friday’s superb assist that led to Ezekiel’s goal in this game and he has now been directly involved in six goals contribution for his side in all of his nine outings.
He has scored three times and have assisted three times so far this term.