Shooting Stars were held by NNL side, Sporting Lagos in a 1-1 draw.
However, the draw didn’t affect the Oluyole Warriors who have sealed qualification to the next round after recording victories in its last three games.
Shooting Stars drew the first blood with Anthony Okachi’s header in the 20th minute. 3sc eventually went into the second half with the lone goal lead until Sporting Lagos restored parity in the 78th minute from Godspower Akekoromovwei’s header.
At Ikenne, Niger Tornadoes didn’t finish what they started with Remo Stars as they abandoned the game seven minutes before stoppage time.
The Ikon Allah boys, according to its media officer, stated that the reason they walked away was due to what they suspected as “dubious foul” from the home side, Remo Stars.
Drama! Play is halted here.
The home team has been awarded a dubious penalty after Babatunde Solomon is adjudged to have committed a foul. Tornadoes walking off the field over what they perceived to be an obvious advantage to Remo Stars.
Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Remo Stars
How it started
The first half ended in a barren draw until the Ikon Allah boys broke the deadlock in the 71st minute from Babatunde Taofeeq.
Seeing that they might have a chance for a possible Semi Final qualification, Tornadoes held on till the lone goal difference till the 86th minute when the referee awarded Remo Stars a penalty over an infringement on Mojib Odufeso.
86′ THE GAME HAS BEEN PLACED ON HOLD!
Mojib Odufeso has been fouled inside the box from Junior Nduka’s cross and we have a spot kick.
Niger Tornadoes 🔴 1-0 🔵 Remo Stars
86' THE GAME HAS BEEN PLACED ON HOLD!
Mojib Odufeso has been fouled inside the box from Junior Nduka's cross and we have a spot kick.
Niger Tornadoes 🔴 1-0 🔵 Remo Stars #OptimaEnergyGoldCup22
— Remo Stars Sports Club (@RemoStarsSC) September 26, 2022
Therefore, as a result of Niger Tornadoes’ abandonment, Remo Stars have been awarded three points and goals as published by the Ikenne-based club on its Twitter handle.
“Following Niger Tornadoes’ decision to walk out on the match, three points and three goals have now been awarded to Remo Stars.
The sky blue stars thus advance into the semi final.