Sunshine Stars forced Rivers United to a 1-1 draw

Sunshine Stars on Sunday afternoon forced Rivers United to a 1-1 draw in a thrilling Nigeria professional Football League Matchday 16 encounter in Port-Harcourt.

The first half of the encounter was full of action from both teams, but still ended in a goalless.
The second half resumed with a lot of expectations from both teams, but it was the host who took the lead in the 69th minute courtesy of a spot kick from Ossy Martins, Rivers United were awarded a penalty kick following a handball from a Sunshine Stars player.

Sunshine Stars super sub Ajibola Otegbeye spot kick in the 85th minute of the second half earned the Akure Gunners a vital away draw after the substitute was fouled in Rivers 18-yard-box.

In Matchday 16 encounter between Rivers United and Sunshine Stars, Bright Onyedikachi was sent off following a retaliatory action on Sunshine Stars Fuad Ekelojuoti.
Sunshine Stars are now in 7th position with 20 points on Group A log after 16 games, while Rivers United are in 8th position with 20 points after 15 games, Sunshine Stars are ahead of Rivers United on the log due to goal difference.

After 90 minutes, it Rivers United 1-1 Sunshine Stars, so it ended in Port-Harcourt.

• Rivers United 1-1 Sunshine Stars FT.
Goal Scorers
• Ossy Martins 69' - Rivers United
• Ajibola Otegbeye 85' - Sunshine Stars

By Oladele Emmanuel Abiodun

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