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Sunshine Stars restore title hopes with narrow win

28 September 2015, 12:00

Abuja - Sunshine Stars revived their title aspirations following a tense 1-0 defeat of Abia Warriors at the Akure Township Stadium on Sunday.

The victory means the Akure club has now moved into second place with 53 points, but still five points less than league leaders, Enyimba, who defeated Wikki Tourists 2-0 on Sunday in Aba.

Sunshine Stars coach Kennedy Boboye named a match day squad without towering centre-back Stephen Eze and striker Dele Olorundare while Kingsley Eduwo and Kabiru Ayinde were restored to the starting line-up. Mohammed Chaona paired Kunle Odunlami in the heart of defence in the absence of Eze.

The approach of Abia Warriors to the game was evident in the way they played considering that top-three scorers, Chisom Chikatara, Ifeanyi Onyeali and Ndifreke Effiong were unavailable. The Kolanut Boy, as Chikatara is called, is bereaved after the death of his mother last weekend while Effiong is just returning from international duty with the Nigerian Under-23 men's national team and wasn't listed.

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The three men have accounted for 22 of the 32 goals scored by Abia Warriors this season, which is 68% of their total goals so far. So it was always going to be difficult to see where the goals would come from for Ladan Bosso's team.

It was Sunshine Stars who got off the blocks faster and the pace of Prince Aggreh caused the visitors all sorts of problems though the hosts turned out wasteful and just could not make their chances count.

The second half took same fashion as the first with Sunshine Stars dominating play and Abia Warriors looking second best.

On the 58th minute however, a crossed-ball into the goal area of Abia Warriors was poorly dealt with by goalkeeper Chinedu Anozie under pressure from Adeniji. The keeper dropped the ball and Adeniji made no mistake to fire it into the net forcing Abia Warriors players to protest that the goal should not have stood.

The goal meant that Adeniji ended his goal drought of more than a month since he last scored for Sunshine Stars in the top flight in their 5-0 win over El-Kanemi on match day 25 on August 23.

But one thing was evident in the game - the total domination of play by Sunshine Stars. The loss leaves Abia Warriors in seventh place and on 46 points.

- News24


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