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The Oluyole Warriors have beaten their NPL counterparts in the first of the two legged ties

Returnee Shooting Stars Sports Club's Gbolahan Salami's third goal in two matches was enough to hand the Oluyole Warriors 1-0 away victory over Abubakar Bukola Saraki(ABS) at the upgraded Kwara State international Stadium,Ilorin on Tuesday.

Salami who rejoined the Ibadan based club after stints with Enyimba of Aba got a brace in 3SC's win over Union Bank of Lagos and his ferocious strike in the 41st minute of the first half put his club at the driver's seat in the first of the two legged encounter.

The Oluyole Warriors' tacticians Hakeem Busari and Tunde Odubola expressed satisfaction with the performance of the team while promising to consolidate  on result had in Ilorin during the return leg in Ibadan as the next premier league season gathers momentum.

"We have always insisted our team is still work in progress and despite the victory achieved against ABS we have to be humble about the victory and concentrate on the rest of our preparations for the league season.

"We noticed some grey areas we shall correct ahead of the next game with ABS. We hope to play even better on Thursday at home. We congratulate all the players that made this win possible," Odubola, who spoke on behalf of the coaches expressed.

The return leg of the match will hold at the Lekan Salami Stadium Adamasingba on Thursday by 4.00pm.

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