Ten-man Doma United led their host Wikki Tourist to a goalless draw at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, as Jumbo Wisdom see red.
The Savannah Tigers were the better team and had a goal disallowed for offside as they remained scoreless at half time.
The introduction of Bidemi and Amos Steven in place of Hillary Ekawu and Babas Theophilus in the second half added more spine to the team as they made an instant impact on the game.
Bidemi came close to scoring and also created a great chance for Chibuke at the end, but was unable to hit the target.
In a game that saw United see three yellow cards and one red, the home crowd cheered the away team as they were entertained by some brilliant performances.
Clement Junior, Usman Musa, Jumbo Wisdom, Charles Chibuke, Kingdom Osai and Steven Amos were shown yellow before Jumbo was sent off in extra minutes.
Overall it was a good game but the visitors will be happy with a point and the hosts will be happy they kept a clean sheet.
While speaking after the game, Doma United technical adviser Akinade Onigbinde expressed his satisfaction with the player’s performance.
“It was a good game, the guys played according to instructions and based on our game plan. You can see how our players turned the local fans into our fans with good football. If we can continue like this, the sky will be our limit. Overall it was a good game.”
On playing two games away from home, the coach said: “It is not easy to play two successful games away from home, but we are prepared for this and God willing, we will be victorious.”
For her part, team captain Haruna Aliyu says it’s good to have scored a point away from home “We are excited to have scored a point away from home. We had a game plan, we executed it well, we just couldn’t get the winning goal but it was all good. and not for some reason, we would have won. But we are happy to have chosen a point away from home.”
Doma United’s next game is a midweek fixture against Bayelsa United in Yenagoa on Wednesday.
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