Nigeria League NPFL: It Was Difficult Completing Season Double Against Wikki- Ogunbote

Remo Stars coach Gbenga Ogunbote has described the victory against Wikki Tourists in Matchday 26 of the Nigeria Professional Football League as a difficult one.

In the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 26 fixture contested at the Remo Stadium in Ikenne, Remo Stars completed a season’s double over Wikki Tourists, increasing their chances of ending with a continental ticket.

Gbenga Ogunbote, the coach of Remo Stars, was forced to play without four of his first-team players owing to card suspension, injury, and National U20 duty, and gave Alhameen Adegbite his season debut in the match they won to move into third place on the log with 43 points.

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He said the absence of those four players made the game difficult, and that his rookie player made typical starter blunders.

It was a difficult situation for us, missing four first-team players for today’s game.

“But I will pardon Adegbite for his errors in the game, it’s not easy to make your debut in the second round of the season, and starting the game came with pressure.

“I knew it will be a difficult game, completing the season double over Wikki was a huge job for us.

In the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 26 fixture contested at the Remo Stadium in Ikenne, Remo Stars completed a season’s double over Wikki Tourists, increasing their chances of ending with a continental ticket.

Gbenga Ogunbote, the coach of Remo Stars, was forced to play without four of his first-team players owing to card suspension, injury, and National U20 duty, and gave Alhameen Adegbite his season debut in the match they won to move into third place on the log with 43 points.

He said the absence of those four players made the game difficult, and that his rookie player made typical starter blunders.

The hosts went into the game looking for an early lead, and debutant Wikki Tourists goalkeeper Sulaiman Dogo was forced to make the game’s first save in the eighth minute, punching Qudus Akanni’s 20-yard shot to safety.

Adebayo, the goalscorer, hit the woodwork from close range two minutes later.

The visitors’ first opportunity came in the 14th minute, when Nelson Abian’s 30-yard free-kick was calmly saved by Kayode Bankole, the hosts’ goalkeeper.

The game got tense and intense, but in the 26th minute, Adebayo found space in the visitors’ area and finished superbly for the game’s sole goal.


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Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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