May 18, 2024

NPFL:Sunshine Stars Pip Sporting Lagos, Extends Unbeaten Run . 

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By Sportsgister

 

 

Moses omodumueke’s 26th minutes go was all Sunshine stars Fc needed to pick maximum 3 points at home against visiting sporting Lagos.

 

 

Edith Agoye tutored side fielded familiar wards against the visitors, with Ishola abdulateef in goal for stars.

 

As expected Sunshine stars dominated early possession of the tie in search of an opener .

 

Stars first chance came in the 4th minutes , _Animal striker_ Yusuf Ibrahim’s effort handled .

 

 

Sunshine stars dominance continued afterwards with the exhibition of good football artistry to the admiration of numerous Fans at the venue .

 

 

Moses omodumueke however threw the entire stadium into jubilation in the 26th minutes as he slotted home for Sunshine stars opener .

 

 

Michael Olalusi, Duke Osimaga and Emmanuel Ogbuagbu combined well at the center , defending and supplying the needed passes upfront.

 

Sunshine stars did not relent as the team pushed forward to increase the scoreline but the visitors defenders resisted .

 

The first half however ended 1-nil in favor of Sunshine stars .

 

 

Play resumed in the second half with high expectations from the fans who cheered the team in the first first half .

 

Sunshine stars duo of Yusuf Ibrahim and Moses omodumueke combined upfront in a bid to increase the tally but the former Enyimba attacker was however substituted 17 minutes into the second half , this time lucky Nwafor stepping unto the pitch .

 

In the 70th minute Edith Agoye introduced Nelson Osahon and Emmanuel Oge , the two players replaces Michael Olalusi and Yusuf Ibrahim.

 

Three minutes later Duke Osimaga thought his well taken free kick was heading home , but the man between the sticks for Sporting Lagos tips for a goalkick .

 

Pressure mounted by Sunshine stars in the dying moments could have lead to another goal as lucky Nwafor’s effort was calmly saved by the visiting goalkeeper despite having him the only one to beat .

 

 

Chidozie iwundu was however introduced in the 87th minutes to replace Emmanuel Ogbuagbu.

 

The visitors threatened moments later but Ekerette Udom, Taiwo Abdulrafiu and Isaac Emmanuel showed class in defence.

 

 

The match however ended 1-o in favor of Sunshine stars .

 

 

Edith Agoye in his post match interview, rued missed chances but vow to fix few lapses discovered.

 

 

” Thank God for today’s victory, it wasn’t an easy tie but I must commend the spirit of my boys , of course the better side won , we will keep pushing until we get there ”

 

Sunshine stars stretched her unbeaten record to four in a row with the one Nil victory over sporting Lagos .

 

 

With the result , Sunshine stars moved to 11th position on the league table .

 

 

 

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