NPFL: Remo Stars Beat Rivers United, Pile Pressure On Rangers

NPFL: Remo Stars Beat Rivers United, Pile Pressure On Rangers

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By Amaechi Agbo

Remo Stars on Monday defeated Rivers United 2-1 in a reschedule Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL encounter.

The visitors took the lead on the 19th minute via spot-kick concerted by Andy Okpe but the home side rallied and scored two goals in the second half to pick the three maximum points.

Remo’s redemptive journey began with Hadi Haruna scoring the equalizer on the 68th minute before Franck Mawuena netted on the dot of 83rd minute to give the home fans good news to savour.

Remo Stars’ victory has pushed them to 2nd position on the log with 56 points, just a point separating them from the league leaders, Rangers.

Remo also pushed down champions, Enyimba FC to 3rd position.

Meanwhile, the defeat, two in a row, has left Rivers United’s continental aspiration in tatters as they are currently 13th on the log with 40 points from 28 matches. They lost their previous encounter against Bayelsa United with similar scoreline. The Port Harcourt based side, though, have four outstanding games to play.

It could be recalled that the league had gone on another hiatus till May 25th to enable Rivers United play their outstanding matches which they accumulated while playing in the CAF Confederation Cup.

They were eliminated at the second tier continental league 2-1 by USM Algiers at the quarter-final stage.

The league will return with matchday 33 encounters across the country

Rivers United remaining four fixtures

Kwara Utd vs Rivers Utd – May 8

Sunshine Stars vs Rivers United – May 11

Abia Warriors vs Rivers Utd – May 15

Rivers United vs Niger Tornadoes – May 19

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