Prince Kazeem Eletu Football Club failed to beat Ighalo Football Academy as their opponents forced them to play 1-1 in a replayed friendly match held on Tuesday at Agege Stadium, Lagos.
When the both teams played last week, it was Prince Kazeem Eletu FC were leading a lone goal before the centre referee stopped the match due to the heavy downpour. The replayed match was not only tough but it was a high tension soaked match as both teams created scoring chances but none of them was converted before the half time.
The second half was highly tactical as both teams gave good account of themselves. Prince Kazeem Eletu effort was rewarded when Akinlade Olanrewaju opened the scoring in the 62th minutes to give his fans something to cheer.
The goal quickly spurred Ighalo FC pushed forward. Their equalizer came in the 70th minutes when David Nwachukwu capitalized on the defensive error of his opponents to put the ball inside the net.
Prince Kazeem Eletu who were eager to win the game gave their best but their best was not enough to get the winning goal as the pulsating encounter ended in stalemate.
Prince Kazeem Eletu coach, Gilles Hugon expressed disappointment with the inability of his players to convert their scoring chances. He said his players missed so many scoring chances that would have resulted to their victory and he commended his opponents for their good fight throughout the encounter
Prince Kazeem Eletu technical director, Alex Coppolani said he was not disappointed with the outcome of the result. He said his players played better but they were unfortunate not to have won the game.
“it was a good match. Our team played well and we created so many scoring chances that would have given us victory. I am happy that the match ended in draw. As I am leaving the club this weekend for my assignment in Congo, I would continue to support the club despite the distance, “he said.
Ighalo coach, Ambrose Duru said their opponents were lucky that his team did not beat them. He boasted that his team outplayed their opponents and they deserved to win the tie.

Ighalo Football Academy is owned by former Super Eagles player, Odion Ighalo who is currently playing in Saudi Arabian league.