Sporting Lagos vs Remo Stars: Tech Boys, the Sky Blues dangermen to watchout for in the Derby

Remo Stars will be looking to make good use of their second chance at the MJ, Arena.

Sporting Lagos vs Remo Stars: Tech Boys, the Sky Blues dangermen to watchout for in the Derby

Izuchukwu Akawor 12:20 - 11.07.2023

There is a lot to fight for when Sporting Lagos and Remo Stars clash later today in the Naija Super 8.

Sporting Lagos and Remo Stars are set to dish the first-ever Southwest derby in Lagos in ages at the impressive Mobolaji Johnson, MJ, Arena, Onikan. 

Both sides go head-to-head in the first game of the day in Group A on day five of the Naija Super 8.

Sporting Lagos vs Remo Stars: Intro

The stakes are higher than you expect in this particular encounter, it is not just the battle for points but regional bragging rights.

This becomes even more so after the hilarious social media exchange between Sporting and Remo after the former sealed a historic promotion to the NPFL. 

Sporting Lagos
Sporting Lagos will play in the NPFL for the first time in their history.

The Tech Boys are the latest darlings of Nigeria’s elite division, heck you can call them the beautiful pride at the moment, if you may. 

However, after the Ikenne-based Sky Blues accused them of a lack of respect for elders after Sporting Lagos failed to greet them in that funny video to announce their arrival to the NPFL, it is important for Sporting and their fans to know the dangers ahead. 

Therefore, with that out of the way, here are some Remo Stars dangermen the Tech Boys and their Happy Corner fans must know and be wary of.

Adams Olamilekan, LW

The number 14 has established himself as one of the most important assets for Remo Stars.

Olamilekan is a Nigerian international at the under-20 level and is full of skill and tricky. He enjoys running down the wings and delivering brother Bernard's reels.

Adams Olamilekan of Remo Stars is a dangerous man.

He is left-footed and dangerous and will surely keep the Sporting Lagos defense busy this afternoon at the MJ Arena, Onikan. 

Nduka Junior

Remo Stars’ skipper, legend and leader. Nduka is not just a brilliant leader for the Sky Blues but a commanding presence at the back for the club. 

Remo Stars
Nduka Junior is a dangerman from free kicks.

The vocal and tenacious defender is also one of the league’s dangermen from set pieces and Sporting Lagos must be mindful of committing needless fouls around the box. 

Junior Lokosa

Linked with a possible move to Sporting Lagos ahead of next season, fans of the Tech Boys could finally see why this fox in the box is linked to their darling club.

Junior Lokosa equalises for Remo Stars.

The former NPFL top scorer, Lokosa, was decisive as Remo sealed a history ticket to the CAF Champions League next season in the NPFL. 

Isaac James, CF

One of the latest additions to the Sky Blues family this summer, Isaac James, has had a perfect start to life with Remo.

Isaac James
Isaac James with his hero of the game award.

One goal, one assist and one hero of the game award in two matches are enough to tell you his impact so far for his new club. 

Tall and strong, James’ movement should give Sporting Lagos some problems when both sides clash in what is expected to be a pulsating derby match.   

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