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Hard-fighting Remo Stars hold record-champions, Enyimba



Remo Stars came twice from behind to hold eight-time Nigeria league champions to a pulsating 2-2 draw as the Nigerian league championship took off at the Lagos waterfront stadium, Mobolaji Johnson Arena.

After a goalless first half, Enyimba went ahead in the 60th minute through Adiele Eriugo. Remo Stars fought back and brought in Junior Lokosa  who brought more bite into the Remo Stars’ offensive.

He soon levelled up for Remo Stars in the 77th minute. But three minutes later, Enyimba were awarded a questionable penalty kick as Chijioke Mbaoma was fouled at the edge of the penalty box.

Emeka Obioma took the resultant kick, and he calmly converted the ball in the 78th minute as he took his tally to 15 goals for the season.

Enyimba apparently feeling the job was done began to wind down the clock. But their hearts were broken when Remo Stars’ captain tapped in from close range from a free kick.


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 Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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