Ondo club, Sunshine Stars FC, suffered a 1-0 defeat in an encounter with MFM FC at the Soccer Temple, Agege, Lagos.
Dennis Obasi guided home from a low cross in the 7th minute, to hand the Olukoya Boys the advantage, with the visitors unable to turn things round despite dominanting after falling behind.
The opening half saw far less clear-cut opportunities, nevertheless the Owena Whales mustered a real chance at equaliser minutes before the break when Tolu Oluwole combined well with Waheed Adebayo only for the latter to be denied by Osayi Kingdom in goal.
Despite the loss, Gbenga Ogunbote’s boys were able to carve out several openings in the hosts backline with some eye-catching team moves.
First was in the 72nd minute when Yusuf Sadeeq drew the goal keeper out of position.
Sunshine Stars will host Lobi Stars at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure.