NLO: Rising Stars defeat Ajiroba Ooni FC

NLO: Rising Stars defeat Ajiroba Ooni FC

By Femi Atolagbe

Rising Stars FC of Akure  defeated resilient Ajiroba Ooni FC of Ile Ife 2-0 in the week two of the 2018/2019 Nationwide League One (NLO) encounter.

The match, played at the Ondo State Sports Complex,Akure ended goalless in the first half after both sides were wasteful.

As the match progressed with no goal, the centre referee pointed to the spot after one of the Ajiroba Ooni’s defenders fouled Rising Stars striker in the 70th minute.

Seyi Ibikunle, Rising Stars Goalkeeper converted the penalty to make the match 1-0 in the 75th minute.

Against the run of play, Wasiu Sanni, Rising Stars Striker, who was brought on late in the match secured the second goal in the 90th minute for the match to end 2-0.

Akin Olowokere, Head Coach of Rising Stars after the match said that he would still work on the team ahead of coming fixtures.

Olowokere said he was however happy that his team emerged victorious at the end of the encounter.

Rising Stars will face OSOPADEC FC in the week three encounter of the league.

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