Holders Sunshine stars are just one game away from clinching another Gold cup title after accounting for Kwara United’s fall in the semi-finals.
Jamiu Alimi scored the Akure Gunners’ decisive spot kick after Ojo Olorunleke had saved two penalties in the shoot out.
The encounter finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and Olorunleke stole the show with his penalty heroics.
Sunshine stars will now lock horns with Niger Tornadoes in this year’s final, on Saturday at the Kwara sports complex, Ilorin.
Niger Tornadoes defeated Remo Stars 3-1 in the second semi-final to bring to an end the fairytale run of the Sky Blue Stars.