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NPFL: Sunshine Stars shine bright, defeat Sporting Lagos 1-0

Sunshine Stars Football Club triumphed over Sporting Lagos FC with a solid 1-0 victory during their intense Match Day 10 encounter in the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL). Moses Omodumueke secured the game’s sole goal in the 24th minute, sparking an intense battle at the Ondo State Sports Complex in Akure.

Despite Sunshine Stars’ efforts to widen the lead, they faced staunch resistance from Sporting Lagos’ defenders, maintaining a tight hold on their rear. The visitors, equally determined, couldn’t find the equaliser against the resilient hosts.

Sporting Lagos FC’s head coach, Paul Offor, praised the referees’ performance after the match. He brushed off the impact of his team’s injuries on the game’s outcome, emphasising the enduring struggle for points in the league.

In contrast, Edith Agoye, Head Coach of Sunshine Stars, expressed satisfaction with securing three crucial points at home. He highlighted the diminishing concept of home advantage in the league, commending his team for holding their ground amidst tension in the game’s final moments. Agoye pledged to enhance his team’s goal-scoring capabilities and celebrated their clean sheet after a series of losing games.


“Today we played against a team that drew their last game at home, so they came with everything they had,” Agoye remarked, acknowledging the relentless effort of their opponents.

The match marked another eventful day in the NPFL, with various fixtures producing notable results:

  • Niger Tornadoes FC 1-0 Akwa United FC
  • Lobi Stars FC 2-1 Shooting Stars FC
  • Abia Warriors FC 1-0 Rangers International FC
  • Heartland FC 0-1 Enyimba International FC
  • Katsina United FC 1-1 Bayelsa United FC
  • Kano Pillars FC 0-0 Bendel Insurance FC
  • Kwara United FC 2-0 Gombe United FC

Additionally, Saturday’s match between Remo Stars FC and Doma United FC ended in a goalless draw, while the Plateau United FC versus Rivers United FC fixture was postponed.

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