Shooting Stars leave Lobi Stars with no shoes to rekindle NPFL title aspiration

Shooting Stars now in the title race after Lobi Stars slip

Shooting Stars leave Lobi Stars with no shoes to rekindle NPFL title aspiration

Izuchukwu Akawor 19:16 - 16.04.2024

Shooting Stars emerged as deserved winners of the battle of the stars against Lobi Stars in the NPFL.

In a crucial matchup that could have major implications on the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) title race, Ibadan-based Shooting Stars have won the Battle of the Stars against Lobi Stars.

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that Shooting Stars defeated their visitors from Lafia 2-0 to move up to fourth in the table in a keenly contest clash on Tuesday evening.

Shooting Stars dim Lobi Stars

The Oluyole Warriors, who have been in fine form of late, dominated proceedings against the visitors and thoroughly deserved the three points.

Talented defensive midfielder Alex Aghahowa opened the scoring in the first half before Douglas Achiv sealed the victory with a second goal 15 minutes from time.

Shooting Stars of Ibadan are flying.

The win is a significant result for Shooting Stars, as it not only sees them move up the table but also reignites their title aspirations.

Shooting, also known as 3SC, now sit just four points behind league leaders Rangers International, and two adrift of Lobi Stars, who drop to third place following the defeat.

For Lobi Stars, the defeat will be a major setback in their quest to claim the NPFL crown. The Makurdi-based club had been in the title conversation for much of the season, but this loss sees them drop to third place, with Rangers and Shooting Stars now firmly in the mix for the title.

With eight rounds of fixtures remaining, the race for the NPFL championship is shaping up to be a thrilling one.

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Shooting Stars' impressive win over Lobi Stars has added another layer of intrigue to the proceedings, and fans can look forward to a captivating conclusion to the season.

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