Agnaza Jumia’s late strike for hosts, El-Kanemi Warriors denied Akwa United what could have been their second away win of the ongoing 2022-23 Nigeria Premier Football League season, as both teams ended the Matchday 7 encounter in Maiduguri in a 1-1 draw.

Midfielder, Cyril Olisema gave Coach Ayodeji Ayeni’s team the lead at the stroke of half-time when he sent his lovely volley effort into the top right-corner of the post far beyond Kehinde Ogundele’s long reach, as they went into the break with a deserved 1-0 advantage.

The hosts redoubled their efforts in the second half and fought back to secure a point, five minutes from time when Agnaza Jumia drilled a low drive into the bottom-left corner of Jean Efala’s post to deny the Promise Keepers the precious three points.

The 1-1 draw was Akwa United’s 5th point from a possible 12 away from home, meaning they stay 4th on the log with 11 points after 7 rounds of matches comprising three wins, two draws and two loses.

Akwa United will play two matches in the space of four days; on their return to Uyo, they will engage Gombe United on Thursday before traveling to Ibadan to battle Shooting Stars on Sunday in what will be the last match of the first stanza of the season.

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