NPFL: ABS defeat is turning point for Remo Stars – Fatai Osho

By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN

With an emphatic win over ABS FC in their match day 13 fixture on Sunday evening, coach of Remo Stars FC, Fatai Osho has said his team has bent the curve and achieved the desired winning form in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

From the bottom of the log, Remo Stars reduced the third placed Saraki Boys to passengers at the Gateway International Stadium, with Awazie Ekene, Salefu Ochowechi and Felix Benjamin taking turns to get on the sheet as they trounced the visitors three goals to nothing to rekindle hope and spark off joyous jubilation at the stands.

“We have been playing very well in all our past games but today we have won convincingly and it will go a long way to motivate the players, because it will be a turning point for us,” Fatai Osho told npfl.com.ng after the game.

“The truth like I have always said is that we are a team in transit and we keep improving by each training session we embark on,” he enthused.

ABS had come into the game exuding hope of picking a point on the road but they got disappointed after Awoyemi Abiodun’s cross met Ekene Awazie who headed in from close range to put the Sky Blue Stars ahead in the 7th minute to take the lead into the break.

Remo Stars continued brilliantly at resumption as Oche Salefu and Lasisi Saheed combined well to sustain the charge but ABS FC’s Boje Abdullahi was quick in many saves.

Early in the second half, Oche Salefu had had a super chance to get the second goal for the home side but flashed the ball wide. It was just as well for the visitors as the introduction of Eugene Ossy looked bright but saw a couple of chances saved by goalkeeper, Walbe David.

Oche Salefu however picked right his position and run in the 61st minute to extend the lead for Osho’s men after he capitalised on poor defending the Saraki Boys in a goal mouth rebounds.

Benjamin Felix wrapped up the entertaining fixture with the third goal of the day when he also capitalised on an error from Boje Abdullahi in the 87th minute to underline Fatai Osho’s first victory as the Technical Adviser of the Sky Blue Stars.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
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