Both teams, Sunshine Stars and Enugu Rangers are yet to win a game this season having played two matches. Meanwhile, Sunshine Stars who were drawn by Rivers on Thursday picked a crucial away point after a 1-1 draw against the Flying Antelope at Awka who are in a yo-yo form.
In the sixth minute, Ejike Uzoechi’s 15-yard freekick was deflected toward Goalkeeper Nana Bonsu who saved the midfielder’s effort.
However, the visitors conceded just like against Rivers United from Imo Ikemodinachi scoring an own goal in the 14th minute.
But, the Owenna Whales restored parity to the game in the 36th minute with Yusuf Ibrahim finishing Seun Olulaya’s intercept pass.
Meanwhile, both sides were definitive at home as they kept their defense area away from attacks. Having played over 40 minutes in the second half with a 1-1 draw, Rangers were awarded a penalty as a result of a handball from a Sunshine defender. However, Christian Nnaji’s spot-kick was saved by Goalkeeper Mustapha Lawal to see the Olumide Agoye-led side earn their third consecutive draw.
Elsewhere at Umuahia, Lobi Stars stunned Abia Warriors by a lone goal. The hosts who have gone two games unbeaten were struck in the presence of their fans with a 55th-minute strike from Kumaga Surr.