The latest defeat has pushed Sunshine closer to relegation.
Akwa United handed Sunshine Stars one of their biggest defeats in recent times in Uyo as the Akure Gunners were pummelled 4-0 in their Week 29 game on Sunday September 1 2013.
Sunday’s defeat encapsulates the story of Sunshine this season as they have turned to relegation battlers instead of title contenders they used to be.
Mfon Udoh scored a brace in the 23rd and 59th minute to take his season tally to 11 goals before Emmanuel Ariwa added the third goal in the 69th minute and Eboh Dauda completing the rout.
Defeat for Sunshine means they have to work harder to avoid relegation and not go the way of their city team Rising Stars who only on Saturday got relegated from the national League into the amateur ranks.
In other centers, the unimpressive record of Shooting Stars of Ibadan, continued at the Lekan Salami stadium on Sunday, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by ABS of Ilorin.
The tie, which marked the return of Gbolahan Salami from a three game club suspension, proved to be another futile attempt to distance the team from relegation positions.
Mutiu Adegoke opened scoring when he shot the Stars ahead in the 15th minute. And the Oluyole Warriors held that lead till the break.
But the two-time continental champions could not find a second goal which later haunted them when ABS found the equaliser in the dying minutes through Mukhtar Saliu.
In Yenagoa though riddled with complaints, Bayelsa United ended 1-0 winners over Sharks FC.
The only goal of the game was scored by Peter Ebimobowei in the first half of the encounter.
Bayelsa United will now go top of the Nigerian League log with 45 points, but they have played more games than Kano Pillars, who they replace at the summit.
Lobi Stars and Gombe United secured lone goal wins over Nasarawa United and Gombe united respectively, While Heartland got the day’s only away win defeating Wikki Tourist 0-1.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...