Dufegha Eric hands Remo Stars vital win over Nasarawa United

Dufegha Eric scored a 2nd half free kick to hand Remo Stars a crucial 1-0 victory over Nasarawa United on Sunday in Ijebu Ode.

This in for the relegation threatened Remo came after a draw on the road to Abia Warriors in midweek, but it did not come easy.

Ochowechi Salefu’s early attempt after Awoyemi Abiodun was brought down was cleared off the line by before Abubakar Abdullahi.

Seconds later, the visitors came close to going ahead after Zenke Thomas sent a pass to Abdulrahman Bashir but Ndukwe Chizoba saved for the home side.

Ochowechi Salefu came closer again in the 20th minute but Abubakar Abdullahi cleared swiftly to deny his wonderful free kick from going in.

Nasarawa United’s Buhari Jaafar's attempt hit the woodwork from Zenke Thomas' corner kick before Ndukwe Chizoba saved.

After a goaless first half, Dufegha Eric slammed in for the Sky Blue Stars from a set piece to score the only goal of the game.

Coach of Remo Stars, Fatai Osho credited the win to his players who he said gave their all for the three points.

"I want to give it to our players, they played so well with their mental toughness against Nasarawa United.

"Nasarawa United are a good side and for us to beat them, I told my players at the end of the first half to raise their game beyond 100% and they came back in the second half to make the difference.

"We still have a long way to go, we are still not in a good position and for us to leave that position we have to start getting points.

"The players did it against Abia Warriors, they are confident of getting results anywhere away from home and they are optimistic of getting points on the road too.

"I am sure the team will swim out of the relegation waters, we have the team who are ready to do that. The team chemistry will also assist us to achieve that and we will definitely escape," Osho assured.

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