NPFL:Ogunbote Expresses Joy Over Win Against MFM FC - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, December 19, 2021

NPFL:Ogunbote Expresses Joy Over Win Against MFM FC

Head Coach of Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC),Gbenga Ogunbote has expressed his unlimited joy over the hard earned 2-0 away win against Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) in the Nigeria Professional Football League NPFL opener for the 2021/2022 season

The Sky-Blue Stars marked their return to the Nigeria's top flight league with maximum three points, following the two unreplied goals from Akanni Qudus and Andy Okpe  in the 55th and 90th minutes respectively in the thrilling match played over the weekend at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan in Lagos

Ogunbote speaking after the encounter, described the win as a sweet victory for Remo Stars who are seen as underdogs in the elite league 

“It was a sweet one, they call us underdogs because we are a new team in the premiership. Just like I did say, but we won't be carried away with it”, he stated

“It's just match day one in the league, we still have thirty-seven games to play but it's a good one for us and I think it will strengthen our confidence level,” Ogunbote expressed 

The former Sunshine Stars of Akure and Enugu Rangers tactician praised his players for taking their chances against the host side, MFM in the match

“Nobody won't tell you he won't win, MFM FC came to win, we also came to win but thank God we were able to take our chances, and we did our best.”

“Just like I told the players, it is not news, but we need to defend our integrity which we did. They were not under pressure and all we needed to do was to go home with a positive result, and they did,”he added 

“There was not much to be said, I told them it could become anybody's game. All we needed to do was to have a goal ahead of them, once we have a goal, then our confidence level will rise which did and I know that the moment we scored that goal, they were desperate to equalize, so we were waiting to punish them with a counter. I wish we got but unfortunately,we didn't,” he revealed

“We put a head fight, they have been in the Premiership, so all we needed to do was to put up a good fight to ensure that we get it right.”

Also speaking, the Man of the Match, Akanni Qudus expressed his excitement  for scoring his first league goal in the NPFL  encounter against Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos

Akanni Qudus had put the Sky Blue Stars ahead in the fifty-fifth minute of the match, after  connecting well from Ifeanyi Ojukwu's pass 

“I feel excited to have scored my first goal in the NPFL because it wasn't easy to have won the heart of the head coach in previous preseason games,”Akanni stated 

“I give God Almighty the glory, I will continue to work hard and ensure I don't have a drop in form this season but I want to give my best and also help them with our set target this season,” he added

“We will return home, prepare for our  next couple of games, we want to stay in the NPFL the season, it won't be easy, but we will try our best in all games.” Akanni Qudus promised 

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