It’s a mixed fortune for football fans in Oyo State as the two biggest teams in the state recorded mixed results in the Nigeria Football League.
Shooting Stars campaigning in the NPFL was condemned to another defeat as the league restarted for the second stanza on Sunday while Crown FC of Ogbomoso recorded a vital away win in the NNL following their impressive 1-2 win over Sporting Lagos at the Mobolaji Arena in Lagos.
Oke Kayode opened scoring for the Ajilete Warriors in the 40th minute of the game through a beautiful header while Stephen Eneji got the second in the 73rd minute through a brilliant volley. The host scored in the 83rd through Vincent Akpikpi who converted a well-taken free kick in the only goal for the Sporting Lagos
The victory for Crow FC was the first of the season for them and a perfect way to respond to their home defeat to Gateway United in the NNL opening match of the season at the Soun Township stadium in Ogbomosho
At the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Shooting stars resumed their NPFL duties with a loss against Akwa United.
Coach Gbenga Ogunbote gave a debut to the new signings GK Odah Okemute, left-back Utim Ikonwan, CB Odeh Uchenna and Anike Nonse while Sikiru Alimi made his first start for the club. The first half ended goalless, Akwa United broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute through Ubong Friday, and 2mins later, Taye Mustapha doubled the lead for the Promise Keepers.
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