Remo Stars produce late drama to dim Lobi Stars in top of the table clash

Olamilekan inspired Remo Stars' late show against Lobi. (Photo Credit: Remo Stars/X)

Remo Stars produce late drama to dim Lobi Stars in top of the table clash

Izuchukwu Akawor 22:15 - 21.12.2023

Two of the best teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, Remo Stars and Lobi Stars faced off in Ikenne.

Remo Stars produced a late drama to emerge victorious, leaving Lobi Stars in their wake during the top-of-the-table clash in the NPFL.

Remo netted two late goals to neat the Pride of Benue 2-0 in their matchday 15 encounter in Ikenne.

Remo Stars vs Lobi Stars

In what was the battle of the stars, the Sky Blues needed two late goals from Sikiru Alimi and Adams Olamilekan to take all three points.

This clash lived up to its pre-match hype as both teams looked to keep their title alive, with Olamilekan the hero after he scored one and assisted the other.

Adams Olamilekan assisted the opener and scored the winner against Lobi Stars. (Photo Credit: Remo Stars/X)

However, the game remained deadlocked after 90 minutes as both defences remained stubborn.

But in added time, the Sky Blues completely turned things around with two goals in four minutes, Alimi and Olamilekan the heroes to send everyone at the Remo Stars Stadium into a frenzy.

With the win, Remo Stars bounced back to winning ways after that 2-1 defeat to Kano Pillars in the previous matchday.

For Lobi Stars, the Pride of Benue failed to build on that brilliant win against Doma United with a third defeat in five matches.

Alimi has scored 10 goals this season for Remo Stars.

The result also has a significant implication for the NPFL standings, with Remo now positioned favourably at the top of the table.

 Remo have leapfrogged Doma United, with the Ikenne side now one point ahead, and a further three ahead of Lobi Stars, who sit third on the log. 

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