Live Reports From Akure Ends, As Sunshine Beat Enyimba

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Nigeria Premier League, NPL Week 37 Star match between Sunshine Stars and Enyimba International of Aba now live at the Akure Township stadium, 0-0 for now.

0-5 minutes: Sunshine Stars took the game to their visitors, but could not convert the early chances

5-9 minutes: Enyimba tried to fight back, but lost their first move.

10th: Sunshine played first corner, but Enyimba goalkeeper Femi Thomas parried into safety, 0-0, keeper down with injury, so game is on hold for about two minutes, referee cautioned him

15-20 minutes Sunday Emmanuel and Ibrahim Ajani of Sunshine are the nemesis of Enyimba’s defence led by skipper Chinedu Udoji, match still 0-0

20-35 minutes: Enyimba keeper gets yellow card for time wasting,

30-40 minutes: both teams raise game, but pressure more on Enyimba, that conceded a penalty as defender handled the ball inside the box

42nd minute:  Auta Philip netted the curtain raiser for Sunshine, leaving goalkeeper Thomas Femi to dive full length, but he failed to stop the powerful shot.

45th: end of first half, Sunshine 1-0 Enyimba.

Both teams now on break and will be back for the second half in less than 15 minutes.

2nd half begins

46- 50 minutes Sunshine still leading by a lone goal, Enyimba still struggling to hold the home side

53rd minute ; Sunshine wasted a corner kick, pressure still on the Aba Elephant

55-57th minutes Rasheed Olabiyi and other players in Enyimba midfield tried in vain to break into Sunshine’s defence area,

59th: Straight Red Card to Enyimba’s Ojobo Markson, played the ball away and also harassed the first assistant referee

Sunshine made first substitution; Medrano Tamen came in to give the midfield some stability

65-73 minutes Adeniji Tunde in for injured Ajani, for Sunshine, Eniymba pulled out Rasheed Olabiyi for Onyeudo

Olabiyi gets applause from Akure fans, his game was inspiring and his deft touches did not go unnoticed by the spectators .

80th minute: 2nd goal for Sunshine 2-0 Enyimba

Ebenezer Odunlami scores in the 80th minute for Sunshine, and there goes the songs again…oshe oshe oshe ooo, oshe ooo, oshe Baba, home fans have a reason to be happy, as their team are leading comfortably by 2-0 against Enyimba. What a match in Akure

Match ends Sunshine 2-0 Enyimba


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