Shooting Stars Hammer Bendel Insurance 3-0 In NPFL/DOXY Super Cup Opener

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, beat old time rivals, Bendel Insurance of Benin 3-0 to get their campaign in the maiden NPFL/DOXY Mmobuosi Super Cup pre season Tournament off to a flying start.

In the money spinning tournament’s opener, played at the Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne, the coach Gbenga Ogunbote tutored lads outclassed their opponent, thus making a statement about their readiness to won the tourney.

After a cautious start, in which the Benin based side fought hard to keep the Stars at bay, the Ibadan soccer lords, soon got into the game, seizing the initiatives midway into the opening half.

They got a deserved opener in the 25th minute though Anthony Okachi who was on hand to slot home a well laid pass from Joshua Akpan, who found the lurking forward after dashing his way through the Insurance defence.

From there, it was the Oluyole Warriors all through but they were unlucky not to add to the tally, even as Okachi’s second strike was ruled out for offside.

In the second half, 3SC technical crew brought their expertise to play with the introduction of Malomo Taofeek, Destiny Ashadi and Samuel Ayanrinde and later, Ajani Ibrahim and Ayo Adejubu.

The substitution paid off as Malomo delightfully connected home Ajani Ibrahim’s pass in the 87th minute.

Ayanrinde put the icing on the cake for the Warriors with the third goal two minutes into the added time.

Shooting Stars’ next game is a tricky fixture against perennial rivals, Rangers International of Enugu in the second match of match day two, fixed for 10.30am on Wednesday.

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