Sunshine Stars’ quest for NPFL survival suffers setback after home draw


Sunshine Stars Football Club’s quest to escape relegation from the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) suffered a setback on Wednesday after a 0-0 draw with visiting Katsina United FC.
In the Match Day 34 fixture at the Ondo State Sports Complex in Akure, strikers Kolade Adeniji and Ajani Ibrahim were guilty of wasting several goalscoring chances in the first half.
In the match’s second half, Sunshine Stars’ push for a goal was fruitless in spite of coach Deji Ayeni ringing so many changes.
The Head Coach of Katsina United, Baldwin Bazuaye, said the match result was a retaliation.
“My team has only picked the one point Sunshine Stars picked from us during the first stanza of the league,” he said.
Bazuaye, who thanked his technical crew colleagues and the Katsina State Government for the support they have been receiving, said the team was okay with their position on the table.
“I think for now, we are good. We are okay where we are and we are still going to move forward,” he said.
Ayeni was not available for the post-match interview.
Sunshine Stars are 17th on the log with 38 points, while Katsina United are 13th with 43 points.


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