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Abdulafeez Awakan of Sunshine Stars FC, Akure.<br />PHOTOS: 366football.com

Go Round FC of Omoku, who had a tough time adjusting to the challenges of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) at the weekend continued its steady march up the ladder with a hard fought 1-0 defeat of Sunshine Stars of Akure.

Okon Otop struck in the 34th minute, his third goal this season, which was enough to give his side another win.

Go Round had previously won at home against Akwa United (1-0), Nasarawa United (2-1) and Abia Warriors (1-0) and Otop’s glancing header off a sublime cross from Adeseun Adelani beat the goalkeeper, Moses Ocheje.

Okon’s goal was not the only time he had been in goal scoring position on the day.

In the 12th minute, Ugonna Ezenwaka freed him but he continued to dally on the ball, moving it from one foot to another until he was dispossessed of it.

Sunshine Stars also had two chances in the first half; in the 17th minute when it took a Chile Azu header to clear the ball to safety and in the 20th minute when Stanley Nwabali saved Kehinde Adedipe’s shot from distance.

A minute before half time, Omotayo Adebogun also rattled the goalkeeper, but it was Go Round FC who went into the break the obviously happier side.

At the start of the second half, Duke Udi rang some changes, bringing in Yahuza Bello to replace Sunday Emmanuel and later in the 58th minute, Joseph Abiodun in place of Sikiru Alimi.






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