–Sunshine Stars survive late siege to win 2-1
Sunshine Stars stepped up the plate thanks to a goal each from Stephen Eze and Tunde Adeniji as they held off the challenge of Gabros International to win 2-1 at the Akure Township Stadium.
The hosts were far from their fluent best in Sunday’s encounter in Akure, but they were grateful to Adeniji for his injury time winner.
They lacked their usual attacking fluency in a game that was full of tactical play from the two sides.
Big central defender Eze won more admirers with his first goal in the colours of the Akure Gunners after 25 minutes.
Gabros right-back Chibuzor Okonkwo went close from 25 metres for his team, which almost unsettled Sunshine Stars defence line.
The visitors showed more attacking verve in the second half. And they soon equalised.
A muted atmosphere followed the equaliser, although the home fans screamed as Adeniji’s half volley sailed straight to the net at injury time.
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