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Enyimba bundled out of Fed Cup

09 July 2015, 14:59

Lagos - Remo Stars qualified for the round of 16 of the 2015 Fed Cup at the expense of defending Champions Enyimba Football Club via penalties on Wednesday evening.

The Nigeria National League campaigners drew first blood through Ogbonna Paul who scored his first goal for the Sky Blue Stars after his low shot on the 28th minute left goalkeeper Femi Thomas rooted to the spot.

A response was expected from the defending champions as they pressed hard for a much needed equalizer at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

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Uwadieagwu Ugwu converted a trade mark free-kick in the second half which saw the game ending in stalemate after some resilient display from the Sky Blue Stars.

Remo Stars goalkeeper Ndukwe Chizoba was on form as he saved the kicks of Ojobo Markson and Chinonso Okonkwo.

Ezekiel Bassey hit the wood work, while Adebogun Omotayo converted the decisive spot-kick to spark up a moment ending with euphoria from the players and the football loving Benin fans after ending the spot as the shootouts ended 3-1 in favour of Remo Stars.

Assistant coach of Remo Stars, Daniel Ogunmodede expressed delights as the team progressed at the expense of Enyimba.

“Am glad we have created an upset this year, we came with that mindset and am happy we have achieved this.”

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