NPFL: Sporting Lagos mirror wingless Super Eagles in lacklustre display with dull draw

Sporting Lagos and Super Eagles have dropped crucial points at home. (Photo Credit: Pulse Sports collage.)

NPFL: Sporting Lagos mirror wingless Super Eagles in lacklustre display with dull draw

Izuchukwu Akawor 20:46 - 19.11.2023

This is not the best of times for supporters of Sporting Lagos and Nigeria Super Eagles after valuable points were dropped at home.

Newly promoted NPFL outfit, Sporting Lagos have found themselves emulating the lacklustre performance that have characterised the recent outings of Nigeria Super Eagles.

The latest disappointment unfolded after a dull 1-1 draw with bottom-of-the-table side Heartland FC on Sunday in the NPFL.

Sporting Lagos slip at home

The anticipation was palpable as fans of the club known as Noisy Neighbours found their way to the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium in Onikan to welcome the Naze Millionaires.

Sporting Lagos celebrate the late equaliser. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos/X)

The Tech Boys were looking to bounce back from the painful defeat to former league leaders Lobi Stars the last time.

However, from the blast of the whistle, it became clear it was one of those days - one marketed by missed chances and an overall lack of cutting-edge in the final third.

Heartland shocker

Sporting Lagos, who have entertained fans this season with their brand of football seemed to channel the subdued energy that epitomized the recent displays of the Super Eagles who have broken Nigerians in their recent outings.

Nigeria has taken just two points from a possible six. (Photo Credit: Imago)

As the match unfolded, the home side found themselves desperately searching for a goal which proved elusive until the visitors silenced the home fans with the opener.

An own goal from the home side saw Heartland, who deployed delay tactics all through to the encounter go in front with 15 minutes to play.

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Sporting Lagos fightback

The Tech reacted to the shock of going behind as they piled on the visitors in search of the equaliser.

Jonathan Alukwu has scored 6 goals this season. (Photo Credit: Pooja Media/X)

Their gallant effort finally paid off in the seventh minute of added time when top scorer, Jonathan Alukwu, guilty of missing two big chances earlier, fired the late equaliser to ensure the spoils were shared.

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