NPFL: Shooting Stars host Kano Pillars as Bendel Insurance, Kwara United play 2-2 in Benin
Shooting Stars midfielder, Oke Kayode Solomon has expressed his team’s readiness for the Nigeria Premier Football League matchday nine encounters against Kano Pillars.
The Oluyole Warriors will host the Sai Masu Gida at home.
Shooting Stars are unbeaten in their last two games.
“We are ready for the big game against Kano Pillars today,” he stated on his X handle.
“We have a mission which is to get victory against the Sai Masu Gida.”
Shooting Stars have recorded seven wins, two draws in nine games involving both teams in the past in Ibadan.
Elsewhere, Bendel Insurance of Benin on Saturday came from behind twice to a 2-2 draw in the matchday 9 game against visiting Kwara United.
The Benin Arsenal hosted Kwara United at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in the Edo State capital.
It took a last-minute goal by Ismael Sarki to salvage a point for Insurance in the tension-soaked match.
Sadeeq Yusuf opened scoring for Kwara United in the 15th when he beat the Insurance’s defence to score.
Bendel Insurance came close to an equaliser in the 24th minute but Ezekiel Tamara’s header slightly missed the target. Stephen Sodje levelled the game after 27 minutes via a powerful shot from outside the box.
Godwin Oshagbemi beat the defence of the hosts to restore the lead for Kwara United in six minutes of added time to end the first half 1-2.
Insurance, however, stepped up their game in the second half, but it took a stoppage-time header from Sarki to get a point for the Monday Odigie-led side.