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Shooting Stars, MFM On Top, As Dapo Abiodun Cup Hots Up

Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan go top of Group A with four points courtesy of a 1-1 result against Gateway at the Dapo Abiodun Cup

Ayo Adejubu opened scoring before Gateway FC’s Emmanuel Orji drew level for the two teams to share the points.

The one point earned was enough to take the Oluyole Warriors to summit of the table on four points.

NPFL side Kwara United that defeated Ijebu United 1-0. Kwara United needed to beat Ijebu United to stay in contention. Kwara United’s goal was scored by Kabiru Balogun in the 34th minute to record their first three points and third place standing on the table. Ijebu United is in second position with three points.

Gateway Fc are in fourth position with one point, courtesy of today’s 1-1 draw against Shooting Stars.

In Group B, two goals from Ndubuisi Pascal in the 65th minute and Obasi Dennis in the 68th minute were enough to push MFM FC of Lagos to the summit of the group with four points, as they defeated Ottasolo FC.

For Day Three of the competition, Sunshine Stars will confront Niger Tornadoes in group B. while Remo Stars will battle group B leader MFM FC for the soul of the group.

Any of the team that wins, will top the table and have the opportunity of going straight to the knockout stage.

In Group A, Ijebu United on second place will slug it out against table toppers Shooting Stars Sports club of Ibadan. The winner of the match will stand out as a sure qualifiers for the next stage of the Dapo Abiodun Cup. The encounter will be very tough.

While the match between Kwara United and Gateway Fc at 3.30pm on Thursday at the main bowl of the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode is battle for teams at the bottom of the table. A win for Kwara United and loss or draw for the match between Ijebu United and Shooting Stars will rearrange the table with a possible climb to top of the table.

All the four matches on Thursday are game changers depending on where the pendulum swings.

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