Dufegha Eric scored a 2nd
half free kick to hand Remo Stars a crucial 1-0 victory over Nasarawa
United on Sunday in Ijebu Ode.

This in for the relegation
threatened Remo came after a draw on the road to Abia Warriors in
midweek, but it did not come easy.

Ochowechi
Salefu’s early attempt after Awoyemi Abiodun was brought down was
cleared off the line by before Abubakar Abdullahi.

Seconds
later, the visitors came close to going ahead after Zenke Thomas sent
a pass to Abdulrahman Bashir but Ndukwe Chizoba saved for the home
side.

Ochowechi
Salefu came closer again in the 20th minute but Abubakar Abdullahi
cleared swiftly to deny his wonderful free kick from going in.

Nasarawa
United’s Buhari Jaafar’s attempt hit the woodwork from Zenke
Thomas’ corner kick before Ndukwe Chizoba saved.

After
a goaless first half, Dufegha Eric slammed in for the Sky Blue Stars
from a set piece to score the only goal of the game.

Coach
of Remo Stars, Fatai Osho credited the win to his players who he said
gave their all for the three points.

“I
want to give it to our players, they played so well with their mental
toughness against Nasarawa United.

“Nasarawa
United are a good side and for us to beat them, I told my players at
the end of the first half to raise their game beyond 100% and they
came back in the second half to make the difference.

“We
still have a long way to go, we are still not in a good position and
for us to leave that position we have to start getting points.

“The
players did it against Abia Warriors, they are confident of getting
results anywhere away from home and they are optimistic of getting
points on the road too.

“I
am sure the team will swim out of the relegation waters, we have the
team who are ready to do that. The team chemistry will also assist us
to achieve that and we will definitely escape,” Osho assured.

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