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  • First Win: Remo Stars 1-0 Abia Warriors

    Reporter: Alonge Akinlolu
    Published: Monday, 23 January 2017
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    Victor Mbaoma's penalty kick was enough to give Remo Stars it's awaited first win of the season against Abia Warriors in the Match Day three of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.
    First Win: Remo Stars 1-0 Abia Warriors

    The goal came in the 90th minute when Abia Warriors defender handled the ball in the box while trying to stop the Sky Blue Stars from getting a goal.

    It was an entertaining 90minutes at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu as both sides thrilled the fans.

    The game started on a high as Remo Stars had chances of getting a goal ahead of the visitors in the early minutes of the game.

    Victor Mbaoma and Umar Martaba had chances to score for the Sky Blue Stars but Abia Warriors' Agbor Ekoi denied the lads on different occasions.
    Nonso Paul's shot was denied by the upright of the pole in the closing minutes of the first half.

    The second half started with the visitors piling pressure on the home team.

    Chizoba Ndukwe had two chances of Abia Warriors saved late in the closing minutes of the game.

    Fans of Remo Stars were thrown into jubilation mood after Captain of the side, Victor Mbaoma scored from the spot to make it three goals in three games.

    According to the Technical Adviser, Nduka Ugbade, he says it's a well deserved victory for the guys that have no experience in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL and very happy that the guys have now been able to get their first victory in the league.

    "It's a deserved victory that the guys who have no experience before in the NPFL have now been able to get their first victory in the league."

    "The next thing here is to keep fighting for every match, points and getting wins and draws, this will boost them psychologically to know that there is nothing there."

    "All that is there is experience and it can be acquired over a period of time, though we don't have too much of time in a league that is more like a marathon."

    The next point of call for the Sky Blue Stars is an away game against Nasarawa United on Wednesday.

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