By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Oyo State, defeated Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Lobi Stars 1-0 at Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu Ode in the final of Governor Dapo Abiodun Pre-Season Cup to retain the second edition of the tournament, www.kick442.com reports.
Gafar Olafimihan scored the winning goal for 3SC in the third minute to hand the title to the defending Champions.
The result was a decent score line given the fact that Shooting Stars defeated Lobi Stars 5-0 in the Semi-Final of the 2019 edition of the tournament.
Shooting Stars made some substitutions in the second half to help maintain their one goal lead.
Olawale Mutiu, Najeem Olukokun and Lanre Ferinyaro in for Olafimihan, Chinedu and Opeoluwa.
After winning the first edition of the tournament last year, and defeating a NPFL side in the final, 3SC will be optimistic about gaining promotion to the NPFL when NNL kick off for the 2020-2021 season.
The Team Sheets
ROAD TO THE FINAL
SHOOTING STARS (GROUP C)
Vs Nilayo. 5-1
Vs Remo Stars 1-1
Vs. Kwara Utd. 0-0
VS Bendel Insurance. 2-1
VS Rivers United. (Walk Over) Number of goals scored. 8
Number of goals conceded 3
LOBI STARS (GROUP B)
Vs MFM. 1-0
Vs Goddosky. 2-1
Vs Crown. 1-0
Vs Remo Stars. 1-0
Vs Kwara United. 1-0
Number of goals scored 6
Number of goals conceded 1