Nigeria, July 19 -- Akwa United's hope of winning the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title for the very first time is still very much alive after they recorded a 1-1 draw away to Rivers United in Port Harcourt over the weekend.

The game in Port Harcourt was one of the NPFL match-day 33 fixtures played across the country.

Charles Atshimene gave Akwa United the lead in the 53rd minute, and, while it was looking like they would pick maximum points in the Garden City, Bakary Bamba struck three minutes from full time, to hand the hosts a share of the spoils.

With the result, the Promise keepers maintained their lead at the top of the NPFL log with 61 points, though the five-point lead at the beginning of the weekend has been cu...