Shooting Stars beat Kano Pillars to join NPFL leaders Doma United, Lobi Stars

SHOOTING Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan on Sunday became joint top leaders of the ongoing 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) after beating visiting Kano Pillars Football Club 1-0.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Shooting Stars scored through substitute Kareem Ayinde in the 55th minute of the Match Day 9 fixture to move to 17 points.

Their points haul from nine matches came from five wins and two draws, but their +3 goals difference dropped them down to third place on the log.

This is because Doma United of Gombe and Lobi Stars of Makurdi, both also with 17 points each, have better goals difference of +5 and +4 respectively.

NAN reports that in Sunday’s match played before a massive crowd at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, 3SC had several opportunities to score many goals but only wasted them.

Ayobami Adekunle and Ayobami Junior wasted a couple of chances, while Abdullahi Lawal  and Akpan Joshua were rather unfortunate not to have scored.

Kano Pillars were also unlucky not to have scored through skipper Rabiu Ali whose second half free-kick was turned back by the cross-bar.(NAN)


November 20, 2023 @ 6:17 GMT|