Fight till end, Ogunmodede charges Remo ahead Lobi clash


As the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League reaches its climax, Remo Stars head coach Daniel Ogunmodede has admonished his players to keep their heads, remain focused and fight till the end.
Remo travel to Lafia as guests of Lobi Stars of on match-day 35, which will be aired live on StarTimes’ Beta Sports channel 244.
The gaffer was displeased with his wards’ performance against Kano Pillars at Remo Stadium in Ikenne despite their 2-1 win.
“It was unbelievable and Incredible. I never thought we could get the maximum three points with what happened in the game (versus Pillars),” Ogunmodede said.
“I think we had a not-too-good match but I must salute the courage of the boys and their resilience to keep fighting till the end.
“Obviously, we had a poor game. After we scored in the sixth minute, we went to sleep and we were seriously dealt with in the early stages of the second half. It’s obvious they planned to rush in the opening period of the second half and it paid off with a blunder from my goalkeeper. It’s one of those things and the team generally didn’t do expectedly well.”
Ogunmodede, however, believes the Lobi clash will be a different ball game.
“What is at stake is high. We are almost there. We just needed to work harder and keep fighting until the end.”
Remo Stars currently occupy third position in the leagu with 59 points from 34 matches, closely behind leaders Enugu Rangers and second-placed Enyimba, who both will slug it out this weekend in Enugu.
For Remo Stars to go top of the table this weekend, a specific set of circumstances must unfold. Firstly, Enugu Rangers (61 points) and Enyimba (59 points) must play out a draw, ensuring neither team gains an advantage. Secondly, Remo Stars need to win their match against Lobi Stars by a significant margin of seven goals to surpass Rangers’ goal difference and secure the top spot.