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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sunshine Stars held NPFL champions at Uyo

By Femi Atolagbe

Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure yesterday held the league defending Champions Akwa United to a barren draw at Uyo.

Sunshine Stars banking on their recent midweek 2-0 home victory over Gombe United and approach the match day 8 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) decided at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium with eyes on three maximum points.

The Akure Landlords could have be at a goal lead in the 15minutes from beautiful team move unleashed on target but Akwa United goalkeeper was well positioned to calmly save the shot.

The visitors continued their quest for three points in the 31 minutes as Ajagbe again unleashed a thunderous shot from outside the box, but the goalkeeper was lucky to tip the ball over the bar.

Sunshine Stars goalkeeper, Mustapha Lawal saved from Chukwudi’s effort against the run of play, before the break.

The onslaught continued at the restart of the entertaining encounter as both side kept it tight to ensure the score line remain barren for the duration.

A minute of silence was observer in honour of the deceased Shooting Stars General Manager, late Rasheed Balogun.

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