A rejigged Sunshine Stars side put in a scintillating performance to secure a resounding 2-0 victory over Nasarawa United in one of the rescheduled Nigerian Professional Football League match day 23 fixtures in Akure Sunday.
Coach Henry Abiodun listed five of the seven mid season’s additions in the match day rooster, after Sunshine Stars’ management finally secured the long-awaited licences for the new players with Kunle Odunlami and Ajibola Otegbeye involving from the start.
And after a tight opening quarter of an hour, the rearranged and balanced looking home side started having a firm grip on the game, founding a breakthrough in the 28th minute through Jide Fatokun.
The young midfield Trojan reacted fastest to flick past motionless United’s goal keeper, Suraj Ayeleso from Seun Olulayo’s free kick, with usual suspect, Sikiru Alimi adding a second late on to seal the win.
The striker guided home in the 89th minute for his seventh goal of the season after connecting a floated cross down the right flank from impressive debutant, West Omodu, sending the home crowd into a wild jubilation.
The win take Sunshine Stars to within a point from safety after increasing their tally to 28 from 24 matches heading into the month-long Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.