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NPFL: Remo Stars loses third straight game, out of top three positions



Remo Stars on Monday suffered another and their third straight defeat in the hands of Lobi Stars in Makurdi during the matchday fourteen of the 2021-2022 NPFL season.

The Gbenga Ogunbote led side were condemned to a 1-nil loss in Makurdi courtesy a Gabriel Wassa’s goal in the twentieth minute which off a cross from Ifeanyi Ogba, the fifth assist for the forward, who is playing in his first season.

The Sky Blue Stars have now lost all the matches since the end of their unbeaten start to the season on February 13 against Gombe in Ikenne, and have slumped to fourth spot with twenty-three points.

For Lobi Stars, it was a second consecutive win at home at the Aper Aku Stadium since February 2 when they were held to a 1-all draw by Niger Tornadoes and they’ve moved two places up to 12th on the log with nineteen points.

In other matches played on Monday, Solid Miners, Nasarawa United secured their first win in three matches after edging Niger Tornadoes by a lone goal.

Ex-FC IfeanyiUbah striker Chijioke Alaekwe nodded home from close range off a crisp cross from Michael Tochukwu in the 23rd minute.

It’s a rebirth of sorts for Heartland under new manager, Erasmus Onuh, after they drew 1-1 against Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina.

The Naze Millionaires have now played four games under the new coach and have remained unbeaten.

Katsina United drew the first blood through Nasiru Sani in the twenty-fifth minute but their lead only lasted five minutes as Jonas Emmanuel was found at the right place to slap home a cross from Jacob Chukwujike.

It was only the second time the Owerri side would be scoring in an away fixture this season.

The morale boosting away draw meant the Owerri side moved a place up to the 18th spot with thirteen points but Katsina United are in 17th with fourteen points.

At the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Kano Pillars eventually ended their four-game winless streak after showing class with a 2-1 defeat of Abia Warriors.

The visitors stunned their hosts with the curtain raiser in the sixteenth minute through Kalu Nweke from Godwin Obaje’s assist.

Sai Masu Gida would level up through Saidu Salisu in the twenty-seventh minute. Abdullahi Musa completed the comeback with a deft finish six minutes into the second half.

Kano Pillars, who last won a league game on January 30, 2022 in Owerri against Heartland are 14th on the table with seventeen points but Abia Warriors continued to flirt with the drop zone as they are 16th with fourteen points.

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