The first Port Harcourt derby between Sharks and Dolphins in four years ended in a draw, 1-1 on Saturday.
Before the game there were rumours of a sell-out as Sharks were allegedly going to throw the game to Dolphins but at the end of proceedings it became obvious that they were just rumours.
The game finally came alive in the 42nd minute when Dolphins striker, Captain Ejindu stole the ball from central defender, Emmanuel Anyaka who had made a lot of faulty tackles all game.
Anyaka dilly dallied on the ball and Ejindu was swift to steal the ball and slot behind Okiemute Odah in goal for Sharks.
Later on Eremu Egbeta thought he had equalised when his free kick went in behind Udoo Ochiogu but the referee disallowed the goal because he had signalled for an indirect kick.
But in the 82nd minute Dolphins captain, Emma Godwin was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box and the referee wasted no time pointing to the spot.
After about three minutes of protest from the Dolphins players on the pitch, Sharks goalkeeper, Okiemute Odah stepped up to take he kick and he sent Ochiogu the wrong way to register the equaliser and the game ended 1-1.
Sharks chief coach, Ere Dokubo said after the game that he was sure he would win and was disappointed it was only a draw.
“Before the season started I said any side I coach cannot lose to Dolphins and in fact I had planned for 6 points from them so I definitely am not happy we got only a draw,” Dokubo said.
Dolphins manager, Stanley Eguma stormed out of the stadium after the match visibly unhappy at the turn of events.