Rangers International of Enugu were able to earn a slim 1-0 home win over Sunshine stars of Akure in the Nigeria Professional Football league (NPFL) match played on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Unfortunately for Sunshine stars, Gabriel Olalekan 26th minute own goal was enough to see the flying antelopes back to winning ways after their elimination from CAF Confederation Cup.
In the first half, both sides hit the woodwork in a tightly contested game.
Ifeanyi George hits the woodwork, after a perfectly worked Rangers’ opportunity in the 23rd minute.
After Rangers lead, Sunshine stars tried to retaliate when substitute Chibundu Amah hits the woodwork from close range in the 45th minute.
In the 65th minute,
Rangers ‘keeper Nana Bonsu was called to action. He pushes Chibundu’s low drive from Israel Abia’s cross to safety.
The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is expected to resume after next weekend’s supplementary elections to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
FULL-TIME Rangers 1-0 Sunshine Stars
⚽️ Gabriel Olalekan 26’ (Own Goal)
Stats: Corners: 3-5
On Target: 6-4
Fouls Won: 20-17
Yellow cards: 2-3
Red cards: 0-0
*Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde*