Kwara United secured a nervy 1-0 win over Nasarawa United at the Akure Township stadium on Sunday to retain their status in the Premier league. The Harmony Boys won the game courtesy of a goal from substitute Ibrahim Yahaya in the 82nd minute after a goalless opening half.
Kwara United started brightly, with Samson Paul firing over the crossbar in minute ten. Adewale Adeyinka, United goalkeeper denied the visitors a chance to take the lead with a brilliant save in the 20th minute.
Ten minutes later, Kabiru Balogun's free kick was parried by the goalkeeper, while Samad Khadiri's effort late in the opening game didn't was not fruitful.
In search of victory, Kabiru Dogo, Kwara United reacted with a double change, introducing Samuel Chisom and Ibrahim Yahaya for Musa AbdulAfeez and Paul Samson.
After missing a series of chances, Kwara United took the lead with eight minutes to the end of the game. Ibrahim Yahaya fired the ball to the roof of the net, profiting from a cutback pass from Chisom Samuel.
The Harmony Boys held on to the victory despite the pressure from Nasarawa United to get back into the game. With the victory, Kwara United are four points ahead of Nasarawa United, who will be relegated from the Nigeria Premier Football League.
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