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Naija Super 8: Sporting Lagos stun Remo Stars as Enyimba crash out

Naija Super 8: Sporting Lagos stun Remo Stars as Enyimba crash out
July 11
23:06 2023

Sporting Lagos FC stunned Remo Stars 2-1 in their second game at the ongoing Naija Super 8 tournament.

The newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side came from a goal down to claim the vital win at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos, on Tuesday.

The encounter, tagged “South-West derby”, was an action-packed and fast-paced match made even more exciting by the vibrant fans.

Remo Stars drew the first blood in the 17th minute through Frank Muawena but failed to extend the lead despite their dominance.

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They were made to rue their profligacy just 10 minutes later. Saturday Okon received a brilliant pass behind Stars defence, rounded the goalkeeper and slotted the ball into an empty net.

Sporting then fashioned the winner late in the game. A clumsy challenge by Victor Collins in the box gifted Sporting Lagos a penalty in the 88th minute. Chiemeka Nwokeji took the spot kick, which was initially saved before he converted the rebound.

In the other group game, Katsina United produced resolute performances to defeat Enyimba 2-1.

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With the results, Enyimba are out of the competition after picking up just one point from three games.

Katsina United are top of the table on goal difference with four points from two games. Sporting Lagos are second with four points from two games. Remo Stars are third with four points from three matches.

United and Sporting Lagos will face off on Thursday to determine which teams will progress from the group.

On Wednesday, Lobi Stars take on Akwa United, while Rivers United play Yobe Desert Stars later in the day.

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