By Adeboye Amosu:
Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf:
Sunshine Stars rekindled their hope of securing a continental ticket with a comprehensive 5-1 thumping of 10-man Rangers in a rescheduled Glo Premier League match day 34 fixture at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Owena Waves acquainted themselves well at their new home ground after they were banished from the Akure Township following crowd trouble that marred their match day 36 fixture against Lobi Stars last weekend.
The club’s Cameroonian import, Tamen Medrano, opened the flood gate of goals when he converted from the spot in the 35th after Rangers captain Okey Odita handled the ball in the box which led to his sending off.
Tunde Adeniji doubled the lead in the 51st minute, with Kehinde Adedipe making it three after a beautiful pass from Adeniji.
Two minutes later, diminutive forward, Dayo Ojo, increased the Akure-based outfit’s lead before Adeniji scored his second of the evening to make it 5-0 in favour of his side.
The forward is now at the top of the top scorers chart with 16 goals.
Emmanuel Eze scored Rangers’ consolation goal ive minutes from time.
In Nnewi, FC IfeanyiUbah beat El-Kanemi Warriors 2-1 in a rescheduled week 33 tie.
Chukwude Stephen put IfeanyiUbah ahead from the spot in the 19th minute. Home Eagles star, Ifeanyi Mathew, restored parity with a sublime freekick in the 48th minute.
The game looked to be heading for a draw before Afeez Yusuf scored the winner for the hosts eight minutes from time.
Taraba United and Nasarawa United played a barren draw after the remaining nine minutes of their week 35 game was completed at the Goal Project in Abuja.
Sunshine Maul Rangers, Revive Africa Hopes; IfeanyiUbah Edge El-Kanemi
By Adeboye Amosu: