NPFL: Lobi Held At Home By Ikorodu United
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 8, 2016
Ikorodu United picked their first point under Dutch coach Theo de Jong after holding hosts Lobi Stars to a one-one draw in their rescheduled Nigeria Premier League week twenty-three clash at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi on Thursday. The result extends Lobi Stars’ unbeaten home streak in the NPFL to fifty-eight games.
The hosts went into the lead through their top scorer, Anthony Okpotu, three minutes before the break.
Kabir Balogun leveled scores for the Oga Boys in the fifty-eighth minute, ghosting past a Lobi defender and then slotting the ball past Chigozie Agbim.
The visitors were reduced to ten men in the sixty-sixth minute when Shedrack Francis was sent off for a cynical foul. Lobi Stars were awarded a penalty seven minutes from time which they failed to convert.
Relegation haunted Ikorodu United held on to record their second away point of the season.