Sunshine Stars of Akure produced a spirited second forty-five minutes to beat Akwa United 1-0 in one of the match day six of the Nigeria professional football league at the Akure Township Stadium on Sunday.
Akwa United who are without a win in the league this season visited the Owena Waves with the hope of grabbing their first three points of the season, but their hope was dashed by Silas Nwankwo’s solitary goal in the 60th minutes.
After a blank first half with lots of wasted chances by the hosts, Nwankwo latched on a rebound from Anthony Omaka’s blocked attempt at goal and Itodo Akor was helpless.
The strike however earn Sunshine Stars their second win of the season in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
While Akwa United continued their indifferent start to the season that has left them with no win after six games.
The victory lifts Sunshine Stars to eight points from six games following their earlier victory over Enyimba of Aba on Matchday 4 and two draws.
Akwa United will make a return to Uyo nursing the pain and with the future of John Obuh and Duke Udi hanging on a thread.