–Sharks, Sunshine also draw blanks
Ten-man Kwara United FC’s tactical game plan worked perfectly as it held Dolphins FC to a 0-0 draw in the first match of the 2014/15 Nigeria Professional Football League season on Saturday afternoon.
Tunde Abdulrahman’s system succeeded at the Liberation Stadium despite the exit of goalkeeper Suraj Aiyeleso to a red card in the 88th minute.
Dolphins played without motivation despite playing in front of their fans, and were hit by the early exit of Ifeanyi Egwim through injury.
But Kwara United looked too strong at the back, with Isiaka Oladuntoye and Akim Onigbari proving hard to unlock.
The result will leave the Ilorin side feeling upbeat about its chances of making a good impression on their return to the top flight.
Abdulrahman’s game plan was intended to frustrate the hosts, but certainly proved effective as the Harmony Warriors stifled the Pride of Rivers.
A disappointing Sharks FC werealso held to a 0-0 draw by Sunshine Stars in a Nigeria Professional Football League clash at the Liberation Stadium on Saturday.
Some wonderful goalkeeping from Isah Danladi also ensured that the Akure based team returned home with a point. Big defender Stephen Eze was also a pillar for Sunshine Stars.