Ayeni Blames Sunshine Woeful Loss To Nasarawa United On Fatigue.

Written by on July 26, 2021

A tired-looking Sunshine Stars side on Sunday capitulated in the first half to suffer a first loss in nine games across all competitions and their heaviest of the season; 4-0 at the hands of Silas Nwankwo inspired Nasarawa United in Lafia.

Silas who was involved in all goals, first pounced on an 11th minute sloppiness in his former side’s yard before grabbing his second five minutes later, guiding into an empty net from a poor clearance.

He then set up Aliyu Abdullahi against the run of play in the 23′ and later won a free kick that was dispatched by another ex Sunshine Stars’ player, Chigozie Obasi as the hosts rounded up scoring in a first 45 minutes to forget for the visitors.

The Owena Whales went about their second period play with lot of improvement and renewed effort however, could not find a route back into the contest.

Ifegwu Ojukwu went close to what would have been a consolation 15 minutes from time but his header from a cross at the near post was kept out by Galadima Mohammed in goal for the Solid Miners as the second half produced no goal for either side.

Sunshine Stars have been made to play five matches in ten days, navigating close fixtures in the NPFL and the AITEO Cup, a phenomenon that was bemoaned by Ayeni when faced with the media after the game.

Sunshine Stars will look to boost their survival chance with a home win against Plateau United on NPFL match day thirty six before having a re-match with Nasarawa United in the AITEO Cup in Asaba on Friday. 

Source: BSN Sports


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