Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, got their campaign for promotion off to a flying start, beating Rovers FC of Calabar by three unreplied goals while other heartwarming results were recorded in the Matchday One of the Nigeria National League (NNL).
Star forward, Gafar Olafimihan’s hattrick, ensured the visitors were sent back home empty handed in the NNL 2021 Group BI Match Day One encounter decided at the Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu-Ode.
Coach Edith Agoye rolled out a killer squad that was too hard for the visitors to curtail, with goalkeeper Tambe Charles in between the sticks, ably covered by skipper Waheed Omololu, Abbey Benson, Muritala Taye and Nurudeen Amodu.
Midfield maestro Gbadamosi Fatai, held sway in the middle alongside energetic Akilu Muhammed and Adebayo Abayomi, while Gafar Olafimihan, Chinedu Enuademu and Opeoluwa Olufemi kept the visitors’ rear busy upfront.
The coach Samson Unuanel tutored Rovers spent early parts of the game to keep the Oluyole Warriors away from their half with goalkeeper Isa Ismaila forced to pull some fantastic saves.
The Rovers backline, made up of Igiebor Jerry, Taiwo Olajide, Opeanri Fabian and Chiemezie Santos tried their best to ward off the homers’ pressure until the 16th minute when goal bound Gafar, was fouled in the 18yard box.
The referee wasted no time in pointing to the spot for a penalty kick, which Gafar himself perfectly converted.
The former Osun United forward double Shooting Stars’ lead on the 27th minute when he chipped the ball over goalkeeepr Isa Ismaila to give his team a 2-0 lead, going into the half time break.
Gafar completed the rout of the visitors with a sublime finish just five minutes into the second half.
Goalkpeer Tambe was on hand to deny the visitors any goal as Akpor Simon, Usman Bala,
Cosmas Ebere and Ilevbare Daniel made efforts to reduce the tally.
The Oluyole Warriors’ next match is a trip to Enugu, where they will confront Giant Brillars in a Match Day Two fixture billed for next Saturday.
The results of other matches are as follow:
ALL THE RESULT ,WEEK ONE,Nigeria National League,2020/2021 SEASON .
Standing BYE is El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri.
EFCC FC 2- 2 FC Taraba
Rarara FC 2-2 Gombe Utd –venue – Kahuta Stadium,Katsina.
Sokoto Utd FC 1-0 Aklosendi Int’l FC Lafia- venue – Gindinya Stadium,Sokoto.
Oyah Sports Int’l 2- 1 Green Berets FC ,venue Bako Kontagora Stadium,Minna
NAF FC 1-0 Mighty Jets of Jos, venue- Area 3 Playing Ground,Garki ,Abuja.
Malumfashi FC vs Zamfara Utd,venue -Abubakar Labo,Malumfashi,Katsina(The home team did not show up)
Niger Tornadoes FC 4 – 0 G & k Shekarau FC of Kanu,venue – Bako Kontagora Stadium,Minna.
Road Safety FC 0-0 ABS FC Ilorin, venue – Area 3 Playing Ground,Garki ,Abuja.
DMD FC Maiduguri 1-0 Kogi Utd,venue- Elkanemi Warriors Stadium.
Kebbi Utd FC 1-0 Yobe Desert Stars FC ,Haliru Abdul Stadium,Birnin Kebbi.
Go-Round FC Omoku 1-1 Osun Utd FC, venue –Krisdera Stadium,Omoku.
Stores FC of Lagos 1-1 Giant Brillars FC Enugu,Venue- Agege Township Stadium,Lagos.
Delta Force FC 0-0 Vandrezzer FC of Lagos,venue- JJ Okocha Stadium,Ogwashi-ukwu,Delta.
3SC of Ibadan 3-0 Rovers FC Calabar,venue-Dipo Dinu Stadium,Ijebu Ode.
Dynamite Force FC Edo 1-0 Ekiti Utd,venue- Edo University Field,Iyamho.
FC Nilayo of Abeokuta 2-1 Nnewi Utd ,venue- MKO Abiola Stadium,Abeokuta,Ogun State.
BENDEL INSURANCE – STANDING BYE.
Crown FC Ogbomosho vs Holy Arrows FC(W/O) Ole(Delta),venue- Lautech Sports Complex,Ogbomosho.
J’Atete FC Ugheli (Delta) 2-1 Abia Comets,venue- Otujeremi Stadium,Ugheli.
Ibom Youth FC 1-1 FC One Rocket Ikot Ekpene (Akwa Ibom), venue- Ikot Ekpene Stadium.
JoyCometh FC Lagos 3-0 Gateway Utd FC, Venue-Agege Township Stadium,Lagos.
Apex Krane FC 2-1 Bayelsa Utd ,venue – Agbor Township Stadium,Delta.
Remo Stars FC 5-0 Godosky FC Anambra, Venue: Remo Stadium, Ikenne.