Ajibola Otegbeye scored the decisive goal as Sunshine Stars beat a tough Mighty Jets side in a difficult game in Jos to advance to the Round of 32 of the 2017 AIETO Cup.
Sunshine Stars had gone ahead in the sixteenth minute through Dayo Ojo, who latched unto a pass from Abiodun Joseph against the run of play and fired in into the down right corner from the edge of the area.
Mighty Jets however levelled matters in the thirty fifth minute no thanks to poor positioning of Stars’ centre backs, Ike ThankGod and Nojeem Raji, allowing Musa Musa to simply put the ball pass Goalkeeper David Ariyo.
The decisive moment came in the 68th minutes when Otegbeye headed home a cross from Ezekiel Boboye to restore the lead of the Akure Landlords and silence the supportive home fans.
With the win, Sunshine Stars sailed through to the next round of the 2017 AITEO Cup.