Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) are set to play host to Plateau United on Sunday looking to extend their unbeaten streak in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The tie between the Sky Blue Stars and the Peace Boys is scheduled to take place at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State by 4pm.
While the home side currently occupy first position in the standings with eight points, Plateau United are placed in eighth spot with six points after just two wins from their last four fixtures.
Remo Stars picked another point on the road after their first maximum points in Lagos in the first game of the NPFL season with Samuel Anakwe getting his second goal of the season against Dakkada FC after Muritala Lawal had earlier put the host on front in the twelvth minute in Uyo.
Plateau United on the other hand, got an emphatic 3-0 victory over Heartland FC at the New Jos Stadium with goals from Jesse Akila, Chimezie Izuchukwu and Mohammed Zuikifilu.
The host will be hopeful that sensational Andy Okpe get back his goalscoring form and to see Ifeanyi Ojukwu and Abdullahi Oyedele fit to compete against the Peace Boys on Sunday.
The Sky Blue Stars have a host of players to call upon if the injured players aren’t back before Sunday with the likes of Ibrahim Yusuf, Dada Oladimeji and Edugbeke Andrew will be looking to grab their chances in weekend’s encounter against Plateau United if called upon by the gaffer.
Remo Stars will have to be wary of the likes of Elisha Golbe and Daniel Itodo who were part of the players that grabbed the maximum victory against Remo Stars in Matchday One of the NPFL played in 2017 at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu.
Other players that need to be looked at going into that game against Plateau United are Ruben Bala, Charles Henlong and Jimmy Ambrose who have enough experience in the top tier of Nigeria Football.
Both sides have met only twice and that was in 2017 when Kim John and Elisha Golbe goals ensured they got the maximum points against the Sky Blue Stars, Victor Mbaoma scored his first ever NPFL goal for the host in the 42nd minute but it wasn’t enough for them to pick a point.
The reverse fixture saw Hamzat Owolabi got the only goal of the game after he connected a long throw from Daniel Itodo to give Plateau United a hundred percent victory over the Sky Blue Stars in Jos.
The Remo Stars Stadium is a fortress for the Sky Blue Stars since they started playing active football on that pitch, they have not conceded any goal, and they hope to maintain that record.
A win for the Remo Stars will help keep the momentum of keeping their NPFL status intact and also maintain a record of not losing a game at home in presence of their supporters.