Sporting Lagos, a rising team in Nigerian football, achieved a remarkable feat in the Naija Super Eight tournament as they clinched the championship title. After a thrilling contest against Remo Stars, the match concluded with a 1-1 draw in regular time, leading to a decisive penalty shootout. Sporting Lagos showcased their composure and accuracy, outshining their opponents by winning the shootout 4-2.
In the 54th minute, Sporting Lagos took the lead, edging closer to their inaugural championship in only their second year in the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL). However, Remo Stars responded with a late equalizer courtesy of Adams Olamilekan, which arrived just moments before the final whistle. Prior to the equalizing goal, Remo Stars had a valid goal disallowed, causing temporary chaos that was eventually contained by the organizers.
As the match concluded without any further goals during the extended eight minutes of added time, the teams resorted to a penalty shootout to determine the tournament’s victor. Sporting Lagos demonstrated their proficiency by converting four of their penalty kicks, while Remo Stars managed to score only two. The victory not only awarded Sporting Lagos the trophy but also secured them the prestigious N25 million prize money.