By Kayode Ayeni,Ibadan –
Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan on Sunday defeated El-kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri by one goal to nil in a Match Day 16 of the Nigerian Professional Footbal League at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex Adamasingba, Ibadan.
The match started on a cautious note with both teams sizing each other up. Against run of play, 3SC were awarded a penalty in the 2nd minute after an El-Kanemi defender handled the ball Inside the penalty box, the resultant spot kick was then wasted by Sunday Faleye.
Immediately after the miss, Faleye was again the culprit as he missed from six
Ayobami Junior also missed a glorious chance in the 32nd minute to end the half goaless.
On resumption of the second half, Merenini Junior connected a well taken
free kick from captain Sylvanus Ebiaku in the 47th minute for the only goal
of the match.
Efforts to increase the tally were thwarted by the Warriors’ defence.
However in his post match comments, the Warriors Chief tactician Ladan Bosso praised his team for their spirited performance, while his counterpart
3SC’s technical adviser coach Fatai Amoo also praised his boys for a hard fough
victory, saying it was a tough game as expected.