Admin 26-03-2019 News Update

Goals from Kabiru Adeniji and Michael Ohanu either half of Wednesdays Southwest derby with MFM handed Sunshine Stars their second defeat of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League season on match day 10.

In a plucky opening period at the Soccer Temple, Adeniji powered in an inch-perfect low drive in to the bottom corner of Ayo Ojo off a lose ball at the edge of the area at the stroke of half time.

Sunshine Stars started the second half on the front foot in search of an equaliser, and had Peter Ibe behind the hosts back line with the ball, but the attacker elected for a miscued square pass instead of shooting from an acute angle.

As the visitors continued to probe, Dayo Ojo fired a volley off balance from the edge, but the keeper collected with little trouble on the hour mark. However Sunshine Stars hopes of an equaliser were crushed in the 67th minute by Ohanu who doubled the advantage for the Olukoya Boys with a deft backheel finish from a low cross down the right. During a late rally from the Owena Whales Sunday Abe nearly pulled one back when his defelcted free kick heading goalward was kept out by Folarin Abayomi before MFM closed out derby for a routine home win. At the post match presser coach Kabiru Dogo of Sunshine Stars shrugged off talks of possible pressure and hope for a better outcome in subsequent matches. _"We came here for a win, but it Is not our day today, tomorrow could be our day. we will go back to work on our team and try get it right in our next game._

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