Kwara United and Rivers United played out to a 0-0 draw in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Formal League (NPFL) week 19 clash at the Kwara Stadium Complex.
The Harmony Boys enjoyed the better of the chances but were denied by
Akande who was once again in fine form for Rivers United.
The Pride of Rivers rode their luck although it ended 0-0 on the day
Kwara were enjoying the better of the chances and Daberechi Anyanwu had a golden chance to open the scoring when he fired straight at Akande in the 25th minute.
The away side responded and came close to taking the lead as keeper Abdulateef Ishola produced a fine finger-tip save from striker Ossy Martins.
At halftime, Akande used the period to propose to his girl friend and she accepted.
In the second stanza, Anyanwu was once again in the thick of the action as he found space inside the area but was denied by Akande from a tight angle.
From the corner, Ifeanyi Okoyw went close though this time it was defender Festus Austin who was the hero as he cleared away the danger.
Not long afterwards the same player forced Akande into a fine save with an outstretched hand which was deflected wide.
There were few more further alarms as it ended 0-0 in Ilorin.