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As it happened: Ikorodu United, Abia Warriors end in stalemate

21 February 2016, 15:07Israel Ojoko

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.

- News24


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