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In another home loss, Remo Stars recorded a stunning 1-0 victory against holders Enyimba in Aba on Wednesday night.
Former Lobi Stars forward, Samad Kadiri, nodded home the winning goal from Sodiq Ismail’s cross in the 34th minute.
Enyimba fought hard to get back into the game but Remo Stars goalkeeper, Kayode Bankole made a number of superb saves to deny the hosts.
Remo Stars became the first team to win two away games this season
Daniel Ogunmodede’s side moved to second position on the table with 19 points from 10 games.
Enyimba remain in fifth position with 16 points from 10 games.
Recall that for the first time in almost eight years, Enyimba defeated Heartland 1-0 in their Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Oriental derby clash at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri over the weekend.
Stephen Chukwude grabbed the winning goal for George Finidi’s side seven minutes from time.
The Eastern Updates reports that the win moves the People’s Elephant to fifth position on the NPFL table ahead of today’s matches in the Nigerian topflight.
The former African champions will take on Remo Stars in a rescheduled game on Wednesday.
The defeat leaves Heartland at the bottom of the log after extending their winless run to 10 matches.
In Ikenne, Doma United extended their unbeaten run to six games after playing a goalless draw with hosts Remo Stars.
It was the first time Remo Stars have failed to win at home in the NPFL this season.
Coming from a home and away loss to the Umuahia side last season, coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and his wards have their work cut out to do a double over their eastern neighbors in this ‘Oriental Derby’ slated for the Umuahia Township Stadium this afternoon.
With fifteen points from nine matches played thus far, coach Ilechukwu and his lieutenants appreciate the task at hand.