In weekend showdown in Nigeria Premier League, Remo Stars faced a challenging setback, succumbing to a 1-0 defeat against Bendel Insurance.
Ismail Sarki, from the Benin Arsenal side, secured the only goal of the game in the 25th minute, ultimately sealing the fate of the match.
However, despite the narrow loss, Remo Stars coach, Daniel Ogunmodede, has applauded his team’s relentless spirit and determination.
Coach Ogunmodede stressed the significance of gleaning valuable lessons from this setback, with the aim of elevating their performance in upcoming matches.
The defeat at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium temporarily dropped Remo Stars to the third spot on the NPFL table.
Nevertheless, under the leadership of Daniel Ogunmodede, the team is well determined to recover from this minor setback.
Their focus is firmly set on the next matchday, with a renewed sense of purpose.
“Tremendous spirit from the team to get the desired result in Benin. We will learn from this experience and switch our full focus to the next match day.”
On the other side of the pitch, Bendel Insurance’s head coach, Monday Odigie, basked in the glory of their victory over Remo Stars.
Odigie remains optimistic, noting that his squad has not yet realized their full potential. He pledged to use this experience to make improvements, stating,
“It’s not all about the result; it’s about how we can improve game by game. The team will learn from their mistakes to improve more. It’s a long league; the players will catch up.”
The victory catapulted Bendel Insurance to the sixth position on the NPFL table, securing 10 valuable points.
They currently trail the top team by just three points and hold the advantage of having two games in hand.
This impressive performance positions Bendel Insurance as a formidable contender in the league.