Akwa United held on to their 53rd minutes goal to beat Plateau United 1-0 in the Nigeria Professional Football League, despite being reduced to 10 players to move up to 5th place on the table. Charles Atshimene scored on the 53rd minute after beautifully receiving a pass from Ndifreke Effiong to smash home his second goal of the season. The Promise-Keepers were reduced to 10 men after Etboy Akpan received his second yellow of the match on 63rd minute after the defender elbowed Plateau United player. The visitors had chances to level the score but Akwa United held on to secure a third straight victory at home and their fourth win in five matches. The coach, Kennedy Boboye, said his boys exhibited a tactical approach to the game which enabled them to triumph over Plateau United despite having to manage the game with 10 men after Etboy was redcarded. Match-winner for Akwa United, Atshimene, with two goals in the kitty has promised to score , even as he set 20 goals target for himself. The win moves the twotime Federations Cup champions to fifth in the NPFL table with 18 points, same points with fourth-place Rivers United.