Robert Christian Stars As Bayelsa United Sink Remo Stars In NNL
By Hananeel Jackson
Robert Christian 69th minute debut goal gave Bayelsa United a one zero victory over visitors Remo Stars of Ogun state in a match day four encounter of the Nigeria National League NNL decided at the Samson Siasia Stadium Yenagoa.
Technical Adviser of Bayelsa United Dipreye Teibowei made four changes from the team that loss to Vandrezzer FC last weekend with the return of dependable defender Gabriel Biriduba as well as Robert Christian who was making his debut for the Restoration Boys.
The host dominated most part of game and nearly took the lead in deserved fashion when Zechariah Sunday saw a fierce goal-bound drive kept out in a brilliant fashion by Remo Stars goalkeeper, Bankole Kayode.
However Bayelsa United did not relent in their search for a goal as the trio Emo James, Robert Christian and Zechariah Sunday continue to put pressure on Remo Stars but the visitors were defensive solid at the back.
The second half resume with the Restoration Boys mounting pressure on the Ogun state based side but the pressure was rewarded with a spot kick when the centre referee awarded a penalty to Bayelsa United but was fired wide by Endurance Ebedebiri in the 60th minute of the game.
The victory earn Bayelsa United six points from four games winning two and losing two both away.
The Restoration Boys will next travel to Enugu face Lamry FC who held Julius Atete to a one all draw on Saturday
After the disappointed technical adviser of Remo Stars Daniel Ogunmodede lauded his players for putting a big fight against former champions Bayelsa United.
Technical Adviser of Bayelsa United Dipreye Teibowei raised concern over his side wastefulness in front of goals despite creating scoring opportunities.
On his part New Boy Robert Christian noted that he is very happy to score on his debut for Bayelsa United.
The former George Turnah forward added that his target at the moment is to continue scoring whenever he is called upon.