Odey compound Remo Stars pressure

By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
MFM FC has compounded the woes of bottom placed Remo Stars Football Club with a 1-0 pipping courtesy of league top scorer, Stephen Odey, on match day 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

The brilliant showing by the Olukoya Boys brought Fatai Osho’s three-match unbeaten run as Remo Stars new technical adviser to an end aas MFM claimed the bragging right in the South-West derby.

Odey scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot to put his season tally to seven goals.

The Olukoya Boys strike force led by the trio of Sikiru Olatunbosun, Stephen Odey and Adebayo Al-Waheed were active in the opening half causing havoc for the defence line of the visitors.

A poor back pass from Jamilu Coker to his goalkeeper gifted MFM a penalty as Walbe David was adjudged to have infringed Sikiru Olatunbosun inside the box as he sprang to take advantage of the error.

Odey, coolly tucked his spot to the right bottom corner of the post sending David the wrong way.

There were key decisions referee Folusho Ajayi failed to make as Remo Stars should had a penalty when a Sky Blues star was fouled inside MFM box.

Sikiru should have doubled the lead for the home team five minutes later but his chip from a miscued pass from goalkeeper, Chizoba Ndukwe who replaced injured David, hit the upright of the woodwork.

As play resumed in the second half, Ndukwe poor decision should have cost his team another goal as he was too casual with his clearance outside the box.

A smart Olatunbosun capitalized on the Remo Stars shot stoppers lose to shot from long range which went over the goal post.

In the 53rd minute, Salefu Ochowechi should have equalized for Remo Stars but Ospino Egbe reflex save denied the petit midfielder his second goal of the season.

In the 74th Odey should have made it 2-0 for the Olukoya Boys but his point blank shot was saved by Ndukwe.

This is MFM FC fifth home home this season and seventh defeat for the Sky Blues 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.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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