Sunshine Stars goalkeeper Mustapha Lawal kicked off the 2023/2024 Nigerian Premier Football League season in remarkable fashion, delivering a stellar performance that earned him a clean sheet and a 1-0 victory over Kano Pillars.
Throughout the match, Lawal showcased exceptional composure and made crucial saves that denied Kano Pillars any opportunity to breach his goal. His reflexes and shot-stopping ability were on full display, earning him accolades from fans and pundits alike.
Following the final whistle, Lawal spoke with Lodgexpress official website, expressing his thoughts on the game and the season ahead.
“Firstly, I want to thank my teammates for their unwavering support and commitment on the field today. We played as a cohesive unit, and it was a collective effort that secured this win.
“As a goalkeeper, keeping a clean sheet is always a personal goal, and I’m thrilled we achieved that today. Kano Pillars are a strong side, so this victory is a testament to our hard work.
“I’d also like to extend my gratitude to our fans, who were amazing in their support. Your cheers and encouragement truly make a difference.
“This is just the beginning of the season, and we aim to build on this momentum. We’re looking forward to more challenges, and we’ll take each game as it comes. Together, we’ll strive for success and make our fans proud.”
Mustapha Lawal’s exceptional performance and leadership in goal have set a positive tone for Sunshine Stars as they embark on their 2023/2024 NPFL campaign.