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NPFL: Sunshine Stars beat Nassarawa United 2-1 in Akure

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 Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure on Sunday defeated Nassarawa United 2 1 on match day 32 encounter of Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL The match played at the Ondo State Sports Complex Akure had Chilekwu Chigozie putting Sunshine Stars ahead three minutes into the encounter after he capitalised on the visitor s defensive error to put the home team up As the match progressed Forward Leonard Ugochuckwu made it 2 0 in the 11th minute after receiving a sublime pass from Midfielder Ebonam Nwogbada to end the half 2 0 All efforts by the visitors to come back into the game were rebuffed by the home team s goalkeeper Japhet Opubo untill the 73rd minute by Striker Chinedu Ohanachom to make it 2 1 Nassarawa United tried all it could to ensure they pick at least a point from the encounter but the home team stood its ground to ensure they pick the maximum three points Sunshine Stars Head Coach Emmanuel Deutcsh said he was happy that his team won the encounter but was saddened that his team could not keep a clean sheet Deutcsh said the result showed that his team was making progress and would try and ensure they win the next home match to ensure they move up the log more We will try and win against Niger Tornadoes in our next home match to ensure our standing improved on the log and we are playing on Tuesday in the Challenge cup so we have to go and prepare he said Nassarawa United Head Coach Bala Nikyu said the game was a good one but unfortunately his team did not get the first half right Sunshine Stars now have 45 points from 32 matches and 7th on the log while Nassarawa United are 11th with 41 points The News Agency of Nigeria reports that one minute silence was held at the stadium in honour of those that died in the attack at Francis Catholic Church in Owo NAN
NPFL: Sunshine Stars beat Nassarawa United 2-1 in Akure

Sunshine Stars Football Club

Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure on Sunday defeated Nassarawa United 2-1 on match day 32 encounter of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

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State Sports Complex

The match played at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure, had Chilekwu Chigozie putting Sunshine Stars ahead three minutes into the encounter after he capitalised on the visitor’s defensive error to put the home team up.

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Forward Leonard Ugochuckwu

As the match progressed, Forward Leonard Ugochuckwu made it 2-0 in the 11th minute after receiving a sublime pass from Midfielder Ebonam Nwogbada to end the half 2-0.

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Japhet Opubo

All efforts by the visitors  to come back into the game were rebuffed by the home team’s goalkeeper Japhet Opubo untill the 73rd minute by Striker Chinedu Ohanachom to make it 2-1.

Nassarawa United

Nassarawa United tried all it could to ensure they pick at least a point from the encounter, but the home team stood its ground to ensure they pick the maximum three points.

Sunshine Stars Head Coach

Sunshine Stars Head Coach, Emmanuel Deutcsh said he was happy that his team won the encounter, but was saddened that his team could not keep a clean sheet.

Deutcsh said the result showed that his team was making progress and would try and ensure they win the next home match to ensure they move up the log more.

Niger Tornadoes

“We will try and win against Niger Tornadoes in our next home match to ensure our standing improved on the log and we are playing on Tuesday in the Challenge cup, so we have to go and prepare,” he said.

Nassarawa United Head Coach

Nassarawa United Head Coach, Bala Nikyu said the game was a good one, but unfortunately his team did not get the first half right.

Sunshine Stars

Sunshine Stars now have 45 points from 32 matches and 7th on the log, while Nassarawa United are 11th with 41 points.

Francis Catholic Church in Owo

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that one minute silence was held at the stadium in honour of those that died in the attack at Francis Catholic Church in Owo.

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