July 21, 2024

NPFL:Akwa United FC hold Insurance FC in Benin City 

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By Our Correspondent

Akwa United FC held Bendel Insurance FC to a 0-0 draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City to earn their first away point of the 2023/2024 NPFL season.

 

Coach Fatai Osho tutored Akwa United FC came into the Nigeria Premier Football League matchday five encounter seeking a turnaround to a poor start to the season.

 

Osho made four changes to his starting XI for the game with Edidiong Ezekiel , Anthony Anosike, Uche Collins and Opamoye Gbenga getting their first start of the season.

 

In the match, Akwa United FC had the first sight on goal when Nigerian International , Edidiong Ezekiel put pressure on Insurance FC defender, Sunday Anyanwu to play the ball out for the first corner-kick of the game.

 

Akwa United FC left-back David Philip took the resultant corner which was met by a header from young defender Wisdom Ndon but goalkeeper Anas Obasogie was alert to stop the goal bound ball.

 

Former Remo Stars forward, Edidiong Ezekiel was a pain In the neck of the Bendel Insurance FC defenders while at the other end, youngster Wisdom Ndon was in good form alongside the Akwa United FC defenders to secure their first clean sheet on the road this season.

 

Both teams toiled in vain search for a goal all through the game and went off with a point apiece at the expiration of regulation time with scores tied at 0-0 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

 

That was a first away point of the season for Akwa United FC after their other two away games ended with defeats to Bayelsa United FC and Enyimba FC.

 

The Promise Keepers will take their search for a first win of the season into week six.

 

For Coach Monday Odigie tutored Bendel Insurance FC, the goal-less draw vs Akwa United FC is their first dropped point at home in the 2023/2024 season .

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