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Unyielding Determination: Shooting Stars Sets Deadline for Victory, Overcoming Stubborn Kano Pillars with Tenacity and Skill!"

Oluyole Warriors continued their impressive home display in the 2023/24 NPFL season with another home victory against Sai Masu Gida boys in the match week nine fixture.

Shooting Stars went into the game without their suspended captain, Taofeek Malomo who was red-carded against Kwara United last week. The homers started with a very high level of energy and determination knowing fully that a victory would further catapult them up the log. 
Shooting Stars appeared a much better side but, Kano Pillars gradually grew into the game and lifted the match to an expected level. Oluyole Warriors had the first cut-clear chance with a through pass splitting the visitors’ defense line to set Kayode Oke free but, his shot was expertly stopped by the smart Kano Pillars shot-stopper.
The visitors soon made Shooting Stars' defense line worried when a good cross located Kano Pillars' attacker in the box. His well-struck header was also dealt with by Anozie who was the man between the stick for shooting.
Both sides searched for a goal but, failed to break the deadlock as the center referee ended the first period.

Coming into the second half, Shooting Stars gaffer, Gbenga Ogunbote ringed some changes into his team by making double substitutes.
The display of high determination was even higher on both ends with the two teams believing a positive result is within reach.
In the fifty-fifth minute, Ayobami Junior picked a loosed ball in the middle of the park and skillfully released a defense-splitting pass into the path of substitute, Kareem Ayinde Ademola whose one-time step-over floored two Kano Pillars Defenders placing the ball in his strong left foot. He powered his low effort past the helpless Pillars goalkeeper to put the home team ahead and send the mammoth crowd at the Lekan Salami stadium agog.

This goal unleashed the beast in Pillars Boys as they pushed for an equalizer. A direct free-kick was awarded to the visitors and the NPFL veteran, Rabiu Ali stood over it, his effort looked to be destined for the net as it completely deleted Shooting Star's goal-tender out of the equation but, the upright was up for the rescue with the free kick hitting the post. All other efforts to find an equalizer from the visitors proved futile with Ogunbote boys standing tall in defending. The center referee sounded the long blast of the whistle to the excitement of the home fans.

Shooting Stars next game is against another in-form team Lobi Stars away in Makurdi.
Unyielding Determination: Shooting Stars Sets Deadline for Victory, Overcoming Stubborn Kano Pillars with Tenacity and Skill!" Unyielding Determination: Shooting Stars Sets Deadline for Victory, Overcoming Stubborn Kano Pillars with Tenacity and Skill!" Reviewed by Confirmed sports on November 19, 2023 Rating: 5

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