The Akure team lost its first match in the Caf Champions League group stage against the defending champions on Sunday
Sunshine Stars lost 2-0 to Tunisian team Esperance in their opening Group A game of the Caf Champions League on Sunday at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode.
Goals from Youssef Msakni and Yannik Ndjeunk were all that the defending champions needed to triumph over Nigeria’s lone representatives in this year’s tournament.
Sunshine Stars went into the encounter hoping to start on a good footing and showed intent in the early stages of the game.
However, they went down to an Msakni goal on 20 minutes after he was put through by Ghanaian left back Harrison Afful.
Msakni was to turn creator later on as he put through Cameroonian Ndjeunk to score the second goal in added minute of the first half.
Esperance now lead Group A on goals difference after Etoile du Sahel defeated ASO Chief of Algeria 1-0 earlier.