Plateau united defeated relegation threatened Katsina united to boost their chances of securing a continental spot.
Plateau united dominated both halves ,but failed to take their chances as the first half ended goalless.
The peace boys gave a wonderful second half performance as the game ended 2-0 in their favor.
The versatile Mohammed Zulkifilu scored from the spot for Plateau United in the 68th minutes after Katsina united defender handled the ball in the box.
Ibrahim Buhari scored the second goal for plateau united in the 86th minutes courtesy of an assist from the long throw specialist ,Daniel Itodo.
Muhammad Zulkifulu became the 3rd player to hit double digits in terms of goals scored this campaign courtesy of that crucial goal .
He is now joint top scorer along side Rabiu Ali of Kano Pillars and Silas Nwakwo of Nassarawa United.
Meanwhile ,after the game plateau united coach Abdul Maikaba applauded his players for the great performance.
“It’s a good game, i am happy with the player’s despite the fact that I know we played against a good side,Maikaba said in his Post match interview.
” We want to try our best and see if we can finish in the top four”
When asked about Ochowechi Oche not getting an invite to the National team he said:
“I have been saying it,he deserve a National team invite,I was so surprised when I saw 3 names invited to the Chan Eagles without his name”
Plateau united will play away at Nasarawa united in their next game and will hope to add to their 5 match unbeaten run.