The hosts exhibited their determination from the very beginning, with Ayobami Adekunle scoring in the 17th minute. As the crowd at Lekan Salami Stadium hoped for more goals, the hosts relentlessly attacked.
Niger Tornadoes’ goalkeeper, Enaholo, thwarted many of their attempts with impressive saves. However, the game dynamics changed when the rain started pouring.
Chinedu Anozie, the host’s goalkeeper, unexpectedly gifted the visitors an equalizer when he mishandled a shot, allowing Ernest Okakwe to score in the 35th minute.
In the second half, Shooting Stars continued to battle, and Ayodele Bamidele swiftly restored their lead. Gbolagade Adelowo then further extended their advantage with a goal in the 64th minute.
Kareem Ayinde, a substitute, sealed the deal with a goal in the 87th minute, concluding the match with a 4-1 victory.
This triumph propelled Shooting Stars to the second position in the 2023/2024 NPFL standings, accumulating 13 points from seven matches. Their record includes four wins, one draw, and two losses, with 11 goals scored and nine goals conceded.