Ottasolo Pre Season Tournament: Oyedele The Hero As MFM Earn Bragging Rights Remo Stars
Ottasolo Pre Season Tournament: MFM Pip Remo Stars
Remo Stars was brought down to earth on Tuesday at the ongoing Ottasolo Pre-season tournament in Lagos after suffering a 1-0 defeat against MFM of Lagos.
Coming on the heels of their win at the just concluded Ogunjobi Gold Cup where the newly promoted side defeated Shooting Stars 4-0 in the final, Remo Stars was expected to give MFM a run for their money and the game really lived up to expectation.
Remo arrived Lagos with a changed team from the one that won in Ikenne, Ogun State, with the players showing that they have what it takes to be in the first team.
Adebayo Oyedele was the hero for the Olukoya Boys, scoring the only goal of the game in the 47th minute as MFM earned the South/West derby bragging rights.
Remo Stars goalkeeper, James Faith, had failed to get a grip on Mumuni Amoo’s shot, allowing Oyedele to put the ball at the back of the net.
The first opportunity of the game came the way of MFM as early as the 5th minute of the lively encounter, as James saved Dennis Obasi shot.
The Lagos-based side continued to pile on the pressure on their opponents but Remo Stars were also resolute.
Victor Osuagwu had the chance to put Remo Stars in front in the 23rd minute but failed to score as Onyeabuchi Ifeanyi intercepted the ball.
In the 35th minute, James Faith denied Dennis Obasi the chance to score with a fine save as the first half ended goalless.
MFM however took the lead in the second minute of the second half with Oyedele’s goal.
All efforts by Remo to get the equalizer was futile as the game ended 1-0.
Day 3 of the Ottasolo Pre-season tourney will see Ottasolo FC taking on Lobi Stars in the first game by 9am with 36 Lion playing against Yobo FC by 2pm. The final game of the day will be between Remo Stars and Smart City by 4pm.
All the games will take place at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.