NPFL: Remo Stars defeat Wikki Tourist in Sagamu

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Hassan Abdulsalam

Remo stars recorded their First win since return to the topflight league – Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu.

In a rescheduled matchday 2 fixture, the sky blue stars defeated Wikki tourist 2-1 at the gateway international stadium, Sagamu on Sunday.

Remo stars opened the scoreline in the 21st minutes from a Runsuwe Lanre tap in after receiving beautiful pass from Dare Shokunbi.

The visitors’ equaliser came through a good cross from Ahmed Jimoh which went directly to Isa Gata who calmly found the back of the net with a free header.

The Sky Blue Stars continued to mount pressure on the visitors to ensure they get a winning goal to mark a return to Sagamu but Adamu Abubakar kept the game on level terms to the closing minutes of the game.

Remo Stars FC finally got all three points two minutes to the end of the game after Mbaoma Victor set up Akemini Kingsley, he tried to shoot at goal but was brought down inside the box, Mbaoma Victor steps up to take the spot and grab his third goal of the season.

Speaking to platform times after the match , the technical Adviser of Remo Stars Kennedy Boboye said that the team played like hungry lion that needed food.

According to Boboye “We can’t bring anybody because the transfer window is close, so it is only the player we have on ground that we will use, I don’t think they are bad the most important thing is we’ve not got the scoring ability or the winning ability.

“We really need to play and show that we are hungry to win and get points.

” It was wonderful to have the support of the home fans, I’m not under pressure from the management but I’m under pressure because the team what they played is not expecting to run the result”.

Reacting to the win by the sky blue stars, Odekomaya Olusoga a die-hard fan of Remo stars told PLATFORM TIMES that he is happy with the team performance today and urge the team to focus on next fixtures.

“It feels good to get our first win at Gateway Stadium Sagamu after playing three consecutive matches in Oshogbo.

“Am proud of the fight the guys put into the game today to make us happy.The best way to move forward is to focus and don’t get distracted in anyways” Olusoga Said.

Another supporter of Remo Stars, Sewoniku Lukman said he is happy that team picked first win on home soil and the technical adviser of the team needs to work on the defensive patterns.

“As a fan I’m extremely happy for the win. The team still need to work more on their defense and the midfield as it’s too hard for the strikers to get the ball, there was a time on the field when victor forced to played from midfield when the passes are not coming ,these are some areas they need to work on because the best form of defense is to attack.

” And the defense are easily loose possessions of the balls most time,particularly the equalizer from our opponent is too cheap,because the scorer left unmarked,also they should work on concentration till the last whistle. at some time they lost concentration which brought about the goal. If the defense and the midfield can solidify the sky will be our limit”. He said

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