Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) continues its impressive form after outclassing Wikki Tourists 1-2 at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi in one of match day six (6) fixtures.
Head Coach of Remo Stars, Gbenga Ogunbote bestowed faith in his starting Xi that got a 1-0 victory over Plateau United in Ikenne-Remo last weekend, made only two (2) changes to his bench as Shuji Oshobe and Sunday Williams replaced Kamal Sikiru and Tolulope Ojo.
The Giant Elephants started the game like a house on fire after they had clear chance to put themselves in front, Kayode Bankole denied them their early attempts on goal.
The first opportunity for the visitors surfaced and Dayo Ojo converted the opportunity so well after he met up with a beautiful pass from Andy Okpe, he dribbled his marker to give the Sky Blue Stars the lead at first attempt.
Minutes later, the Giant Elephants got an opportunity to level up after the referee gave them a freekick in a promising area but the kick went into the skies.
The host continued to mount pressure on the visitors and it nearly favoured them in the thirty-second minute after Idris Moffid’s attempt hit the woodwork.
Former Sunshine Stars forward, Fuad Ekelejuoti got his own chance to put his team at per with the visitors but Kayode Bankole stood tall to deny.
In the fifty-eighth minute, the host felt they had equalised but Stanley Okorom’s brilliant clearance tackle denied Abdulrasaq Aliyu from putting the ball at the back of the net.
Abdullahi Oyedele doubled the lead for the Sky Blue Stars in the sixty-second minute after Andy Okpe found his way upfront from the midfield to give him an assist.
The host began the mission to reduce the deficit with numerous chances but Kayode Bankole did a lot of justice to those attempts.
Salisu Adama reduced the deficit for his side from Mustapha Abdullahi’s corner, it deflected towards him, and he calmly slotted in for the Giant Elephants.
In the closing minutes of the game, the referee gifted the host a spot kick and Salam Ibrahim took the kick and it hit the woodwork before the ball rolled out.
The pressure continued from the host and the Sky Blue Stars did well to deny their attempts before the referee blew the final whistle.
With the win for the visitors, the Sky Blue Stars maintain their position on the top of the league, their second away victory this season, and they remain unbeaten in the NPFL alongside Rivers United.
Next for the Sky Blue Stars is a home against Abia Warriors at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State.