Bauchi was in a frenzy at the weekend, a newly refurbished stadium and the return of Wikki Tourists to their home ground set the tone for a charged atmosphere and Sunshine Stars felt it.
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium hosted its first NPFL match of the season, but it was the visitors who celebrated after the final whistle.
Anthony Omaka gave the visitors the lead inside the opening thirteen minutes. Fuad Ekelojuoti scored what proved the winner (61′) despite Mohammed Guda’s 70th minute penalty.
The Sunshine Stars winger told brila.net that they came into the game “desperate for a win”.
“It was a great game, the atmosphere was awesome and we wanted a win really bad. Right now, we’re just soo focused on the next game.”
“It has been an up and down season for us; a series of disappointing results, but everything went according to plan against Wikki and now I can really say we’re on course.”