February 23, 2024

For the first time this season, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, failed to grab all three points as they were held to a goalless draw by Heartland FC of Owerri.

The result was not a true reflection of the game as the Oluyole Warriors had the game under control but were unable to convert all the scoring chances they created

Coach Gbenga Ogunbote handed Gafar Olafimihan and Enaruna Michael starting shirts for the first time this season, while golakeeper Ovunda Darlintin returned to duty after missing the last five games due to injury

A sign that the maximum points will elude the homers showed during the opening minutes of the game as the Stars unluckily had their numerous efforts missing the target

The second half turned out to be the same as the visitors soaked the pressure from the Ibadan soccer lords.

Both Kareem Ayinde Ademola and Tosin Olawale, who were introduced in the second half, were equally not lucky enough as their efforts also failed to break the deadlock, thus ending the tie nil all.

The draw leaves Shooting Stars on the fifth position with 18 points.

Up next for the Oluyole Warriors is a trip to Akure for a midweek cracker against rivals, Sunshine Stars FC, with the Southwest derby billed for the Ondo State Sports Complex.

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