NPFL: Shooting Snatch Away Point At Taraba
Shooting Stars continued their resurgence in the Nigeria league when they earned a point in a Week 14 game off hosts FC Taraba in Makurdi on Saturday following a 1-1 draw.
3SC now have 14 points from 13 games, while Taraba have 11 points from 14 games. 3SC have now gone four games unbeaten under new coach Gbenga Ogunbote.
Taraba, on the other hand, have now gone 12 games without a win as they last won a game in a Week 2 game when they beat Akwa United 1-0 in Uyo courtesy Usman Mohammed’s goal. Shooting Stars salute Ogunbote impact
Ivorian forward, Boris Konan broke the deadlock on the hour to give hosts Taraba a 1-0 lead. Substitute Muyiwa Lawal leveled scores for 3SC in the 87th minute when he fired home in a free kick from the edge of the box.
The first 45 minutes ended goalless with 3SC the more attack-minded team. In the second minute, Nigeria U23 forward Junior Ajayi fired a long-range shot at goal, but it screamed off its target. Eight minutes later, Haliru Hashim missed a chance to put Taraba in front.
In the 15th minute, Ajani Ibrahim’s corner was punched to safety by Taraba goalkeeper Chinedu Kakawa. Five minutes later, Sodiq Suraj made sure the game remained goalless as he made a goal line clearance to deny Chinedu Ohanachom of Taraba.
via: (africanfootball) Photo Credit: ( Alonge Akinlolu Facebook)