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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