Upon us is one of the standout fixtures in the latest round of Nigeria National League (NNL) matches as Remo Stars welcome Bendel Insurance to the Remo Stars Stadium on Sunday evening.
Remo Stars still maintain their top spot on the table, six points clear of fourth placed Bendel Insurance, but the Benin Arsenals have two games in hand over Daniel Ogunmodede’s side as both battle to finish in the playoffs spots.
The Sky Blue Stars remain at the top on Sunday evening courtesy of an impressive 2-0 win against southwest rivals, Crown FC with Ogunribide Oluwaseun and Adedayo Olamilekan scoring beautiful goals to earn Remo Stars all three points.
The Stars are still unbeaten at home since the commencement of the Nigeria National League season winning all 9 matches comfortably at the Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne.
Meanwhile, the Benin Arsenals lost narrowly 1-2 at the Godswill Akpabio Training Pitch, Akwa Ibom after FC One Rocket came from behind to defeat Bendel Insurance.
Bendel Insurance got the better of Remo Stars at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium when Daniel Johnson gave the Benin Arsenals the maximum points from the spot in the 69th minute of the encounter.
The Sky Blue Stars will have to keep an eye on Insurance’s goal poacher, Imade Osarenkhoe who has been very instrumental to the Benin Arsenals this season.
Ibrahim Yusuf who picked up an injury in the game against Bendel Insurance is fully fit, and he is quite ready to play against the Benin Arsenals in this encounter scheduled for Sunday.
The last time the Benin Arsenals traveled to face Remo Stars was in 2019 and the game ended in a 1-1 draw at the Gateway Stadium, Sagamu.
A win for Remo Stars will see them maintain the top spot with 36points as the pursuit for the elite division remain paramount for the Sky Blue Stars.