By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
It was another disappointing home outing for Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan as visiting Abia Warriors held them to a draw on Sunday at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba.
The home fans had trooped out in large number expecting a convincing win especially after the pulsating away draw in Gombe and the assurance of the club’s management that it would be a different ball game against the visiting Abia Warriors.
Shooting Stars could not again convert the chances created as Abia Warriors defend so well to earn a point from the tie.
The match started on a promising note with the home side probing for goals through Sunday Faleye, Nonso Mbakwe and Kolawole Olaniran but goalkeeper Moses Ocheje, backed by compact defence line, was always at alert.
Ocheje parried, dived and punched to keep a clean sheet throughout the encounter.
It was not all Shooting Stars show as Abia Warriors gave a good account of themselves with point man Sunday Adetunji, tormenting his former team to give Abia Warriors a valuable point
Shooting Stars coach Fatai Amoo, while reacting after the match said: “I’m disappointed with another home draw, but it is a pointer that we still need to work more on how to convert chances created.”
His Abia Warriors counterpart, Abdullah Biffo said: “I am happy we picked a valuable point here, we were made to worked hard for it and kudos to my boys for their fighting spirit”, he said.
With this result, Shooting Stars remain 18th on the log with just 13 points from 13 games with Rangers outstanding.
Meanwhile, Shooting Stars left back defender, Opeyemi Adetoyi, was voted the MVP for his outstanding display with a prize from the Ibadan City Polytechnic management.