November, 1 2021.
Credit: Ottasolo Media.
Substitute Azeez Ajagbe netted a late goal as Sunshine Stars defeated Smart City 1-0, while 36 Lion and Ottasolo FC drew 0-0 on the opening day of the 2021 Ottasolo Pre Season Tournament at Legacy Pitch on Monday.
Sunshine Stars have a much-changed squad for the tournament but managed to seal a narrow victory in a game of few chances in Group A.
Hadi Mohammed criminally missed a begging opportunity for Stars late in the first stanza.
Smart City also threatened, but it was Owena Whales who took the lead few minutes from time.
Ajagbe managed to get his strike beyond the Smart City keeper in the 85th minute.
Meanwhile, Ottasolo FC and 36 Lion played out a 0-0 draw earlier in the day.
Ottasolo were reduced to 10 men when Hammed Egbedeyi received a deserved red card.
But 36 Lion didn't make their numerical supremacy count as both sides shared the spoils.
Action continues on Tuesday when the first games in Group B are played.
Lobi Stars are up against Yobo FC in the first clash (9am) and both sides will be eager to make a winning start in what could be a tight group.
The second game will see in-form Remo Stars face MFM FC at 3pm.
The top two teams in each of the groups advance to the semifinals.