Full Time: Sunshine Stars FC 2-1 Remo Stars FC
Sunshine Stars FC edged out Remo Stars FC 2-1 in Matchday six result in the ongoing Group A Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Ondo State Sports Complex in Akure, Ondo State.
Technical Adviser, Kennedy Boboye made five changes to his side that lost 1-0 to Rivers United FC in Port Harcourt in midweek.
The battle of the stars started brilliantly but the early brilliance favoured the host, Sunshine Stars in the second minute when Fuad Ekeleojuoti nod on to give them the lead from Seun Sogbesan’s freekick.
The Sky Blue Stars responded brilliantly through debutant, Akpojuvwevwo Bright after he converted and leveled up from Awoyemi Abiodun corner kick just three minutes after the host went ahead.
The Visitors edged closer to increase the tally through Victor Mbaoma but his attempt went off play, just seconds later, Ishaq Rafiu came close again, he tried from a distance and it went out for a goalkick.
The Akure Gunners had another opportunity to go ahead again, Adeyemi Kehinde found his way after getting pass his marker, he sent in a cross, it went pass Fabiyi Emmanuel who rushed to save but Edoka Owochio calmly nod off the line to maintain the scoreline.
The second forty five minutes started with high intensity as Amah Chibundu tried to give the host the lead after he went one on one with Fabiyi Emmanuel but his shot went over the bar.
Alaba Adeniyi later restored the lead for the host from a goalmouth scramble after the visitors couldn’t deny his first kick inside the six yards box.
Sunshine Stars had a chance to increase their tally through Ibe Peter but his good chance hit the woodwork.
The Sky Blue Stars through Victor Mbaoma should have restored parity for the visitors but his touch was weak to go pass Ariyo David inside his box.
Nice combination from Aloma Idris and Michael Bolaji towards Awazie Ekene, his close range chance was denied by Sunshine Stars Goalkeeper, Ariyo David.
In the closing minutes of the game, Ogwuche Mathias came close to level up after receiving a delightful pass from Michael Bolaji, he losed balance and his attempt rolled directly towards Ariyo David.
With another defeat to Sunshine Stars, the Sky Blue Stars now drop to eighth on the Group A table in the Nigeria Professional Football League and they have a chance to return to midtable when they host another fellow southwestern team at the Oshogbo Township Stadium on Wednesday.
Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde