By Oladapo Okeowo
Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday defeated the Sunshine Stars FC of Akure 1-0 in their first game of the 2016/2017 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
Ibrahim Mustapha scored the lone goal in the 20th minute of the match played at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
Enyimba’s coach, Gbenga Ogunbote, expressed satisfaction with the game’s outcome, predicting that the Aba side would emerge victorious at the end of the season.
He said his team was looking ahead to recording a victory in every match.
Sunshine Stars’ coach Ale Olarenwaju, on his part, commended his team for their performance.
He said he, however, would re-strategise to ensure that his team win matches home and away.