Lagos - Ikorodu United came from behind to force a 1-1 draw with
Abia Warriors in one of the opening games of the 2016 Nigeria Premier League.
The visitors went ahead in the 34 th minute, thanks to an
Ndifreke Effiong strike to end the first half in the lead.
However, after the break, the host came out strong and
dominated, a development that paid off in the 52nd minute when Agbane Candya
drew level to end the tie 1-1.
FT: Ikorodu United 1-1 Abia Warriors
90' Three minutes added time in Lagos
70' Abia Warriors sub... Michael Olaha replaces Chikatara
64' He is being replaced by Ayodele
63' Ikorodu United's Onuna Ebeye goes off for medical attention
60' Ikorodu United 1-1 Abia Warriors
52' GOAL Agbane Candya scores to equals level for Ikorodu United
Second half resumes
HT: Ikorodu United 0-1 Abia Warriors
40' Ikorodu United 0-1 Abia Warriors
36' Ikorodu United's Kabiry Moshood's header was saved by GK John Shuaibu
34' GOAL Abia Warriors' Effiong take the lead
32' Free kick awarded to Ikorodu United, taken by Monsoru and wasted by Abdulahi
30' Chikatara's pass could not find Effiong, as Ikorodu prevented a disaster.
23' Ikorodu United 0-0 Abia Warriors
17' Abia Warriors the better side so far
In other game
10' Ikorodu United 0-0 Abia Warriors
6' First corner awarded to Abia Warriors, well nodded away by Ikorodu United defense
5' Both teams sizing eathother nicely, trying to find a balance.
Ikorodu Utd vs Abia Warriors game kicks off in Lagos
Football fans are excited and optimistic ahead of kickoff
Abia Warriors team sheet
Ikorodu United team sheet
In other fixture, Ibadan is alive with 3SC vs Lobi Stars
Abia Warriors striker Chisom Chikatara, who has reportedly joined Moroccan club Wydad, is listed in the starting line-up for tonight's game.
Abia Warriors in light warm-up ahead of kickoff
Ikorodu United in light warm-up ahead of kickoff
Kick off time is 4pm
The Nigeria Premier League 2016 football season kicks off with Ikorodu United taking on Abia Warriors in Lagos, among other games across the country.