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Gold cup: Sunshine Stars book semi final place

Gold cup: Sunshine Stars book semi final place

By Femi Atolagbe
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S unshine Stars has booked its place in the semi final of the ongoing Ogunjobi Gold Cup held in Ilorin , Kwara State after it loss to Jossy United FC in their last group match of the competition.

Jossy United got a better side of the Ondo state team in 86th minute of the encounter to end the match 1-0 to their advantage.

Meanwhile a Lone goal from Kabiru Adeniji had earlier gave Sunshine Stars the  needed victory over Remo Stars in the 3rd  match of the competition to recorded their second win of the preseason tourney.

Adeniji gave the Owena Whales the lead in the 9th minute of the encounter to ensure their place in the semi final of the tourney.

Fatokun’s effort to make it two was denied with full stretch save by the Remo Stars’ goal tender in the 23rd minute.

What could have be Adeniji brace was deflected in 3rd minute to the second half of the match, before Dayo Ojo strike was disallowed in the 50th minute for out of play .

Sunshine Stars reduced to 10 men as Jamiu Alimi received a marching order for a second bookable offence in 89th minute.

Ondo State team however survived the pressure from Remo to end the match1-0.

 Sunshine stars had played 1-1 draw with Cynosure FC in their opening game, pipped  Alabelewe 2-0 in the second match and defeated Remo Stars  1-0, before slipped to 1-0 loss to Jossy United FC in their last game of the competition enrout semi final of the tourney.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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