NPFL: Referee Error denies Sunshine stars Maximum points against Enugu Rangers


Akinwole Akintunde

Fans of Sunshine stars Fc of akure and football enthusiasts who watched an elite league match between sunshine stars Fc and Enugu Rangers at the Ondo state sports complex wont forget so soon all that transpired on the field of play in a matchday 13 tie .

Sunshine stars Fc wasted no time in settling for the game and in search of a goal which eventually arrived in the 15th minutes

Yusuf Ibrahim calmly converted to the admiration of fans at the stadium

Rangers International however got an equalizer 13 minutes after sunshine stars opener to end the first half one all.

Play resumed in the second half with the home team mounting pressure to get a second goal which didn’t arrive early in the second half as both teams created not too clear chances .

Edith Agoye made substitutions to aid his attacking options in the 55th , 72nd and 77th minutes .

A winning goal however was scored in the 83rd minutes again Animal Striker Yusuf Ibrahim tapping home from close range after the ball slipped from rangers goalkeeper from a corner kick .

The center referee pointed to the center for a goal which led to immediate goal jubilation but shockingly the man with the whistle changed his mind in less than 30seconds disallowing the goal .

This singular decision by the center referee led to series of questions with spectators and stakeholders patiently waiting for the decision of the IMC

Sunshine stars players and officials were seen devastated fallen to ground when the center referee blew to signal the end of the match .

Some fans who spoke with newsmen after the match condemned the action of the match officials calling on authorities to sanction erring referees

“ is sad this beautiful game ended this way , we believe th e league has improved but obviously some referees are joy killers “

Sunshine stars next match is away from home against Abia warriors

Google search engine


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here