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Another Disappointing Outing for Remo Stars





It was a battle of the league toppers and bottom placed. From the placement of the teams, the outcome was almost predictable. It was a disappointing result for Remo Stars at the Rwang Pam Stadium as the table toppers, Plateau United secured maximum points to consolidate on their lead.

Both sides started brilliantly with the first chance coming Plateau United’s way through Golbe Elisa’s free kick in the early minutes of the game.

The Sky Blue Stars responded well to the challenge by having its first chance to Dufegha Eric after his attempt was saved by Plateau’s Dele Ajiboye.


The best chance for the home team came in through Kabiru Umar but he played wide before Daniel Itodo’s throw forced Ndukwe Chizoba to a wonderful save.

Minutes after the save, Daniel Itodo got another long throw that located Hamzat Owolabi; he calmly jabbed inside the net to give the home side the lead.

Ndukwe Chizoba came to the rescue of the Sky Blue Stars by denying another opportunity from Daniel Itodo’s throw to double the lead for the Peace Boys.

Ekene Awazie made an immediate impact when he replaced Nurudeen Ibrahim, he got a chance to get an equaliser for the visitors but his attempt was denied by the woodwork.

In the closing minutes of the game, Mbaoma Victor, Salefu Ochowechi and Awazie Ekene connect well to locate Ganda Samuel, he flashes the ball but Hamisu Sale clears to deny the Sky Blue Stars.


The visitors tried all efforts to get a goal before the end of the game but the chances didn’t produce an equaliser for the Sky Blue Stars.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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