The match between Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and defending champions, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in the ongoing 9th Ships & Ports Maritime Cup Competition played yesterday at the NPA Sports Ground, Surulere, Lagos, ended in a 2-2 draw.
NPA striker, Henry Nwosu proved his mettle as he netted the first goal for NPA in the 23rd minute of the match while Abubakar Musa equalized for the Customs team in the 63rd minute. The match became tense and very emotional as both teams worked tirelessly to get the all-important winning goal. Customs’ Sani Bala got a true pass and scored the second goal for his side in the 84th minute to the delight of Customs fans watching.
However, Bashiru Yusuf will later draw levels through a penalty having been fowled in the 18 yard box. He later scored the resultant penalty to draw the match in the 89th minute and earned NPA a valuable point.
The Match between African Circle and TICT ended 3-0 in favour of TICT.
The second match, which was between Nigerian Navy and Josephdam ended 2-0 in favour of Navy.
Icili Emmanuel and Dick Precious scored for the Navy side in the 20th and 59th minute of the match.