Lobi Stars pull down Pil­lars

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Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua

Lobi Stars of Makurdi have beaten de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Kano Pil­lars 2-0 in week 9 of the Nigeria Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League.

Lobi who strug­gled to es­cape rel­e­ga­tion last sea­son have not dropped a point at home hav­ing won all their matches.

Af­ter a bar­ren first half, Lobi Stars got their first goal in the 55th when Moses Bunde stepped for­ward to con­vert a penalty af­ter Kings­ley Udoh was ad­judged to have han­dled the ball in the box.

Pil­lars fought back to level scores but in the 88th minute Lobi’s lanky de­fender Stephen Eze rose high above Pil­lars de­fend­ers to con­nect a tai­lored cross from Moses Bunde.

Lobi stars vice-chair­man, Mr. Do­minic Iorfa de­scribed the vic­tory as a morale booster.

“This vic­tory means a lot to us. It will spur us to more vic­to­ries as we con­tinue our search for a con­ti­nen­tal ticket.

“It was not an easy game. Pil­lars gave us a good fight and this is not sur­pris­ing be­cause they are the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons”, he said.

Al­though Lobi Stars are yet to drop a point at home, they are yet to pick a point on the road this sea­son.

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