• Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

BOWFT23: Remo Stars Shock FC Robo Queens in South West Derby

The scorching sun at the Western Boys Mini Stadium bore witness to an exhilarating showdown as Remo Stars Ladies, secured a hard-fought 3-1 victory over defending champions, FC Robo Queens at the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament quarter-finals platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

The Lagos-based side came out of the dressing room with relentless pressure on Remo Stars, and their early efforts paid off with a goal. Fans at the stadia witnessed FC Robo drawing first blood, with Ogbuche Chidima finding the net as early as the fifth minute. FC Robo continued to maintain the intensity, not giving their opponents any breathing space.

With Wemimo Matthew providing instructions from the touchline, the Remo Ladies underwent a transformation during the water break. The tactical adjustments bore fruit as Remo Stars began to launch more attacks, altering their style of play compared to the first 30 minutes. Their attacking efforts paid off when Ibrahim Hannah expertly netted an equalizer from a well-taken corner.

The turning point came just minutes before half-time when Vincent Precious delivered a cross that eluded FC Robo’s goalkeeper, finding its way into the net, just like Mykhailo Mudryk last weekend.

In the 78th minute, substitute, Praise Aigbojie added another goal, extending Remo Stars Ladies’ lead by two. Her well-executed strike sealed the victory for the newly-formed team in the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership.

There was however a serious life-threatening injury scare as Sunday Opeyemi sustained an head injury but swift medical attention from the paramedics on ground ensured she was stable before being carried out of the pitch. The game became more intense as the Lagos Landladies fought to get back into the game. 90+12 saw Praise Aigbojie red carded after a handball offence.

Speaking with Praise Aigbojie, she expressed her excitement over scoring boldly affirming Remo’s goal is to win the tournament.

“I am happy about winning. We are going to win the final. When the season begins, I am going to do better and we are going to the Super Six.”

With this impressive win, Remo Stars Ladies have booked their spot in the semi-finals, setting up a clash with Edo Queens. It’s a rematch that promises to be intense, as the last time these two sides met at this tournament, Edo Queens emerged victorious with a 2-1 scoreline in the group stages.

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