By Clement Nwankpa

Matchday 2 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Invitational Tournament witnessed two entertaining games but ironically had no goals to show for the high quality football that was on display on Wednesday.

What is the essence of beautiful football if it does not yield goals? Many are wont to ask. But a combination of brilliant performances by the keepers and the attackers' lack of bite in the final third ensured both games ended goalless.

Read more: NPFL Invitational: Another day of drawn games  

By George Akpayen

Akwa United forward Ajibola Otegbeye will be unavailable to face four-time champions Kano Pillars in Wednesday's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Invitational Tournament at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

Otegbeye suffered a dislocation to his shoulder in his club's opening game in the ongoing pre-season tournament on Monday and had to be replaced by Musa Newman in the 88th minute of their 1-1 draw with MFM FC on Matchday 1.

Read more: Otegbeye ruled out of NPFL Invitational Matchday 2  

By George Akpayen

Head coach of the Super Eagles bound for CHAN, Salisu Yusuf, has extended late calls to the duo of Nura Mohammed and Chima Akas in place of Joseph Osadiaye and Afeez Aremu respectively before their NPFL Invitational game against Plateau United on Wednesday.

Read more: NPFL Invitational: Yusuf calls up Akas, Nura ahead Plateau Utd game  

By Clement Nwankpa Jr

Akwa United and MFM FC played out a 1-1 draw on Matchday 1 of the NPFL Invitational Tournament. Adekunle Adegboyega struck for MFM in the 56th minute while Ajibola Otegbeye equalised for Akwa from the spot in the 62nd minute. We learnt five things.

Read more: Akwa Utd 1-1 MFM: Five things we learnt  

By Mike Oboh

Akwa United head coach, Abdu Maikaba, has expressed contentment with his team's 1-1 draw with MFM FC on the opening day of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Invitational on Monday.

Maikaba's men rallied back from a goal behind to claim a point off MFM at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano after Ajibola Otegbeye converted from the spot to cancel out Adegboyega Adekunle's strike for the Lagos club.

Read more: Maikaba satisfied with MFM draw amid tight schedule  

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