Nigeria, July 12 -- Matchday 32 of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) were played across nine centres on Sunday and the results culminated in Akwa United going five points clear at the top of the table.

With six games to the end of NPFL21, Akwa United strengthened its hold on top spot and the dream of a first-ever league title as they beat Enyimba in Uyo while their closest challengers had poor results.

The 1-0 win over the defending champions came from a 90th-minute penalty scored by Charles Atshimene, which gave the Promise Keepers the three points to hand Enyimba a first defeat in their last six.

In Nnewi, relegation-battling Ifeanyi Ubah defeated second-placed Nasarawa United. The Anambra Warriors took the lead in the...