Olaitan Last-Gasp Free Kick Salvages A Draw For Confluence Queens

Published: March 05, 2015
Olaitan Last-Gasp Free Kick Salvages A Draw For Confluence QueensA last-gasp free kick from Mary Olaitan salvaged a 2-2 draw for Confluence Queens as they held Nasarawa Amazons in a friendly match played on Wednesday at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium.

It was the best Confluence Queens deserved as they struggled for possession for most parts of the game, even though they went ahead in the third minute thanks to a piece of individual brilliance.

Ogunleye Kehinde found her way through Nasarawa Amazons defense before slotting home to give her team an early advantage.

The 2012/13 Nigeria Women Premier League champions pressed for an inevitable equalizer with young winger Chinyere Igboamalu central to their move.

After being denied by Mercy Vincent a few minutes earlier, her mazy run found her enough space to stroke a ball across the penalty box that was gleefully tapped in by Stella Onyekachi after Oluchi Ezeji failed to deal with the cross.

And when substitute Oguchukwu Njoku beat the offside trap to silence the hosts in the 84th minute, it looked like Nasarawa Amazons would complete another brilliant pre season performance with a victory.

But dead ball specialist Mary Olaitan had other ideas at added time, as she ensured that both teams shared the spoils.

The former Sunshine Queens attacking midfielder scored with a brilliant last-gasp free kick.

Confluence Queens Starters: Vincent Mercy, Nwogu Chinyere, Rosemary Okoro, Amoo Bashirat, Olarewaju Tobiloba (c), Ezeji Oluchi, Aluko Mariam, Ogunleye Kehinde, Chioma Wogu, Carine Mbu Ndum, Ikeh Ginika

Nasarawa Amazons Starters: Ibijoke Sangonuga (c), Juliet Iorliam, Hauwa Abdullahi, Esther Victor, Ujunwa Nwakanma, Auguster Mene, Chinyere Igboamalu, Thereza, Winifred Eyebhoria, Josephine Mathias, Stella Onyekachi

Reserves: Uchenna Chukwu, Margaret Dike, Duru Joy, Rukayat Bello, Ugochukwu Njoku, Ugochi Emenayo, Adejoke Ejalonibu, Happiness Dauda, Chika Edeh, Chinaza Godwin, Kafayat Ajani, Bose Mabo, Habeebat Akinwande, Moje Oghiagbehvra

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