Shooting Stars maintained its 100 percent win record in the 10th edition of the Optima Energy Gold Cup after defeating FC Ebedei 2-1 to qualify for the semifinal.
It was three wins out of three for the Gbenga Ogunbote side, as it came from behind to pepper the newly promoted Nigeria National League (NNL) side.
The Oluyole Warriors got a scare after FC Ebedei took a half-time lead from a penalty in the 26th minute. Ibrahim Opebi made no mistake, as he smashed it home for the Oliseh and beyond the reach of goalkeeper Udo.
Shooting Stars had to wait for another 35 minutes to level things after Olabode Olaitan sent in a lovely one from a free kick.
With eight minutes to end the game, Joshua Akpan punished a 10-man FC Ebedei with 3SC’s second goal of the morning and his fourth in the Optima Energy Gold Cup.
The victory sees Shooting Stars regain its top spot in the Group B log with 9 points followed by Sporting Lagos on 7 points.
Meanwhile, it was a six-goal thriller in Ikenne as Remo Stars made a meal out of Gateway United. The game saw Olarenwaju Francis scoring a brace for Gateway United and Samuel Anakwe getting a second hat