By Jubril ArowoloAre
Another window of opportunity is here for Shooting Stars FC to consolidate its hold on group B1 table with an NNL week five tie against J Atete FC this afternoon inside the City stadium, Otujeremi.
Otujeremi is a suburb of 20 minutes drive from Ughelli, Delta State and the O!uyole Warriors are already settling well for this promising midweek encounter.
One on one, the two club sides are in for a good match of which the final outcome is very significant.
For the visiting Shooting Stars, it is another chance to prove that the recent forms of two back to back victories against Warri Wolves (away) and Bayelsa (home) are no flukes, hence they must bring something to the table!
A positive result in this game would give them a breath from contemporaries (Bendel insurance, Warri Wolves, Akwa Starlets) who are giving a good chase.
Obviously, the head coach of the side, Edith Agoye is quite aware of the onerous task in this game and seems to have provided an antidote with the crop of players on the trip for the match.
“Our target is not only to remain at the top of the group but to extend the leadership till the end, so a win against J.Atete FC would help but we must work extra hard for it”, Agoye adds.
Currently, Shooting Stars are topping the group with seven points after three matches, just a goal difference ahead of Bendel insurance.
On the side of the homers, J.Atete FC, it is another match they would want to control, not minding the kind of opposition.
A team with just five points after four games ( two draws and a win), should still be considered as possible threat to give a fight even before their home crowd.
However, it is on record both teams are meeting for the first time ever and the tie is certainly going to be a cracker but whichever side one is looking at it, it is obviously a 90 minute affair!
Meanwhile, other matches are taking place too at the various centers of the Northern and Southern groups.