Kwara United over the weekend defeated Sunshine Stars 1-0 in the NPFL fixture of matchday 29 of the NPFL at the Kwara State Stadium in Ilorin.

Micheal Ohanu’s seventh-minute goal was the difference between Sunshine Stars and the Harmony Boys.

Ohanu slotted home early in the game for the home side to help them resist the resurging fight of the Owena Whales and also breaking the dock of their winless run at home against the Akure side.

In search of a response to the early goal, Sadeeq Yusuf conjured a low drive from a distance but didn’t pose enough threat to Dele Aiyenugba in goal for Kwara United.

At the other end, Saliu Sulaiman was on alert, stopping Ohanu and another Kwara United threat to keep Sunshine Stars in the game at the break.

Coach Deji Ayeni rang few changes in the team at halftime, bringing on Waheed Adebayo, Nasiru Akindoyin, Emmanuel James, and Kolade Adenini at intervals.

The team kept up its energy against their hosts and could have drawn level in the 59′ but Yusuf could not stir his header home from goalmouth, while Suleiman made no mistake between the sticks to keep the scoreline slim.

The Harmony Boys survived a late onslaught from the visitors and in the end, Ohanu’s early goal proved decisive while Sunshine Stars return home to continue the resurgence against Wikki on matchday 30.

 

 

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