Sunshine Stars International Football Club of Akure, have emerged the winner of the maiden edition of Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament after defeating FC Ebedei of Sagamu, 2-0 at the weekend.
The Akure Gunners at the end of the 3-Day tournament at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode top the table log with 5 points.
Sunshine striker, Kingsley Eduwo, got the curtain raizer in the 5th minute after capitalizing on a defensive blunder to shot pass FC Ebedei goalkeeper John Chisom, former Rangers pacy attacker, Alex Oduokpe, made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute in a keenly contested tournament.
In the other game, Prime Football Club whitewashed Crown Football Club of Ogbomosho, 3-1 to move to the second spot on the log with 4 points.
Prime striker, Christopher Akpough, haunted Crown with a brace of goals in the 4th and 46th minute, before Ghanian import, Bright Moses, sealed victory for the Omoluabi Giants in the final 12 minutes.
Ibeh Christian scored Crown consolatory goal via penalty kick.
Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament, according to the General Coordinator, Tunde Shamsudeen, would be staged annually to help clubs in the Premier, National and Nation-Wide Leagues prepare for the new season.
Gold Cup Pre-Season official table log
P W L D GF GA GD PTS
Sunshine 3 1 – 2 3 1 +2 5
Prime 3 1 1 1 4 4 – 4
Crown 3 1 1 1 4 4 – 4
FC Ebedei 3 1 2 – 3 5 -3 3