12th February, 2019
Sunshine Stars FC of Akure on Monday defeated 9-man Katsina United 2-0 in a rescheduled match day eight of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The match played at the Ondo State Sports Complex, was supposed to be played on Sunday buy shifted to Monday due to travel distance of Katsina United to Akure.
Katsina United were reduced to ten men, as Joshua Agboola was sent off for second bookable offense in the 24th minute.
Later, United were reduced to nine men as Tswanya Samuel was shown a straight red card for an unsportsmanlike act on Sunshine Stars’ Skipper, Sunday Abe outside the field of play.
The game ended in a stalemate into the half, but as soon as as the second half began, Sunshine Stars scored the first goal of the encounter with a shot from outside the box by midfielder Dayo Ojo in the 66th minute.
Seun Olulayo, Sunshine Stars winger was later sent off for unsportsmanlike behaviour on an opponent.
Fuad Ekelojuoti, Sunshine Stars winger scored a late goal to consolidate the win for the home team.
Sunshine Stars Head Coach, Kayode Julius told newsmen that he was happy his team capitalised on the two red cards to secure victory against the Canji boys.
Julius said his team is now fully ready to take on Bendel Insurance on Thursday in Akure, to consolidate their position on the table.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sunshine Stars are 2nd on the table with 11 points from 6 matches, with two outstanding games.