Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunshine stars share points with lobi stars in a fiercely contested NPFL classic



Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars shared points as a fiercely contested NPFL classic ended in a 4-goal thriller at the Ondo State Sports Complex yesterday.

Sadeeq Yusuf’s stoppage time goal canceled out Ossy Martins’ 77th minute strike to rescue the hosts from the jaw of a home defeat in the match day four clash.

Fuad Ekelojuoti drew the first blood for Sunshine Stars, heading home from a low cross in the 10th minute.

The advantage could have been recorded two minutes earlier when youngster, Kabiru Tijani hit high in front of goal after being served with a great ball from the byline by Tolu Oluwole.

At the half hour mark, Ekelojuoti tried to force home his second of the day from an ill-timed pass by Oluwole but experienced goalkeeper, Mustapha Aliko got off his line speedily to thwart the chance from six-yard out.

Lobi Stars leveller came in the shape of a scrappy Martins’ effort adjudged to have crossed in, while Olatunde Abisoye saved the Owena Whales heartache with a goal line clearance at the stroke of half-time.

Sunshine Stars will face Warri Wolves on match day five at home.