Newly promoted sides Remo Stars and Bendel Insurance shared a point on their opener in the Nigeria professional football league, NPFL at the gateway international stadium, Sagamu.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw, as the away team Bendel Insurance takes the lead in the 54th minutes with a goal from Charles Omokaro. While the Remo stars levelled the score line in the 76th minutes courtesy of Victor Mbaoma goal.
Meanwhile, the center referee Bethel Nwanesi denied Remo Stars’ Ekene Awazie goal in the 82nd minutes.
Speaking with NAIRA SPORTS after the match the technical Adviser of Remo Stars, Kennedy boboye said he his under pressure and not happy to draw his first home game in charge.
Boboye said further that he met quality players in Remo Stars that can pick continental ticket at the end of the season.
“I should be under pressure am not happy that we drew but we can still go out and pick something”
“Is a very bad one that we dropped points today but everybody saw what happened and I don’t want to say anything, for my own side we won this game”
“My players are good, we have to work with them to get to where we want to get to and I can’t say they are bad players because who I took over from has done a very good job”
“There is nothing I can do about the officiating, the referee said is not a goal”
“This is just the first game, we need to push it possible for us to pick continental ticket we just need to work hard.” Boboye said
How ever, Bendel Insurance Chief Coach Bauldwin Bazuaye Said he his satisfied and grateful with his team performance.
Bazuaye said “We pick this point and we are satisfied with it, despite little mistake from the flick but what we got we are grateful with it.”
“The race had just started and our Governor said he needs a continental ticket, certainly from this moment I think we are going there from now, is just too early for anybody saying he wants to pick a continental ticket” he said