Oyo State Police Command and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, on Wednesday, settled for a 2-2 draw in a football friendly held at the play ground of the Oyo State Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.
The friendly which featured the number one police officer in the state, Commissioner of Police, Mr Leye Oyebade and other senior officers of the command produced a lot of thrills which kept the playing arena alive while the game lasted.
Area Commander Agodi Ibadan, Chimeze Alocious, opened the scoring in the 10th minute as he cashed in on a rebound after SWAN goalkeeper, Eniola Afolabi had parried away a shot by CP Oyebade.
The SWAN Chairman, Mr Niyi Alebiosu equalised in the 18th minute, as fans continued to ask for more exciting moves by both sides.
The police team shot into the lead again through the chief host, Oyebade after his shot beat goalkeeper Afolabi in the early minutes of the second half.
However, the pen pushers still undaunted equalised through Wale Amzat of Lagelu FM in the closing minutes to end the tie on two goals apiece.
The match was organised to foster a more formidable working relationship between the media and the police command in the state.
In his address, Oyebade said he was extremely happy to see his men and the members of the media compete in a friendly environment.
“I know with this friendly match, I believe the relationship between the media and the police in the state will be strengthened as we aim at ensuring cordial relationship reigns between both parties at all times.
Meanwhile, Alebiosu in his remarks disclosed that it’s a new dawn in Oyo State SWAN, just as he promised that his administration will continue to organise friendlies for members to keep fit at all times.