For the second consecutive years Shooting Stars Football Club has retained the Oyo FA Cup trophy by defeating Crown FC 1-0 on Tuesday evening at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
The club’s most influential player Ayobami Junior scores in the four minute of the encounter to make the difference between the two NNL sides.
He had stylishly poked a shot towards the left side of helpless goalie Adeniyi Adejare to give the Oluyole Warriors a bragging right against Crown FC, for the second year running.
Although, the Ajilete Boys fought back gamely with their sleeky play especially from the middle but the met a tenacious defensive line spearheaded by Captain Omololu Waheed.
However the scoreline remained till the end of the interesting game, even despite the ‘walking out’ order handed to Coach Oladunni Oyekale few minutes before the final for provocative conduct at the side line.
By the result, both club sides would represent Oyo State during national preliminaries of the Aiteo Cup 2018 but Shooting Stars as the state champions.
Earlier, Pacesetter FC defeated Shaki FC 2-1 in a third place match before the fairly capacity crowd led by the Hon Commissioner for Sports, Abayomi Oke, special adviser on youth Bolaji Hafees Repete, ex CAF & FIFA instructor Chief Adegboye and other top football stakeholders.
Notably, a minute silence was also observed for the late Speaker, Rt. Michael Adesina Adeyemo.