In a keenly contested South West derby of the Nigeria National League (NNL24), Ikorodu City FC and Ijebu United battled to a goalless draw at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikun. The match showcased moments of attacking flair from both sides but ultimately lacked the finishing touch to break the deadlock.

The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw that saw Salau Yusuf score a goal directly from the corner and the OgaBoys were looking to make it four points from six 

LINE UP: Aina Oluwadamilare (GK), Waliu Ojetoye, Harrison Uzondu, Onwe Kelechi, Habeeb Musa, Daniel Idoko, Aderibigbe Paul, Salau Yusuf, Cole Ayomide, Oyedokun Tosin

The encounter kicked off with an early surge from Ikorodu City’s captain, Wasiu, who led a promising attack in the first minute, setting the tone for a spirited contest. However, despite several attempts from players like Paul and Ayomide, Ikorodu City’s efforts were thwarted by a resolute defense and an outstanding performance from Ijebu United’s goalkeeper.

There were occasional flashes of brilliance from the likes of Adelani Shola and Harrison Uzondu, the visitors remained steadfast at the back, denying their opponents any breakthroughs as the game went into the break without a goal.

The second half saw a brief disruption due to an injury to an Ijebu United player, highlighting the physical intensity of the derby.

In a bid to break the deadlock,coac Bright, brought in Gidado to add fresh legs into the game, hoping to inject new energy into his side’s attack. However, despite late attempts from players like Peter Odia, who came close to scoring in the 77th minute, neither team could find the breakthrough needed to secure victory.


OUT: Cole Ayomide   IN: Odia Lucky

OUT: Paul Aderibigbe   IN: Adekunle Fatai

OUT: Salau Yusuf    IN: Toyeeb Gidado

OUT: Adekunle Fatai  IN: Sulaimon Babatunde

Unused Substitute: Daniel Adedeji (GK), Okekeaniokete Uzochukwu, Omooloyi Opeyemi, Stephen Micheal & Emmanuel Omowanle

Despite the stalemate, Oga Boys, will look to bounce back stronger in their next fixture against Osun United in Osogbo.