Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) will kick start their third coming to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Friday as they travel to Lagos to face southwest rivals, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly known as Onikan Stadium.
The Sky Blue Stars and the Olukoya Boys will be in another face-off this campaign after facing each other three times in the preseason tournaments ahead of the new football season in Nigeria.
Remo Stars overcame MFM FC twice, coming from behind to defeat to the Olukoya Boys 3-2 at the Dapo Abiodun Preseason Tournament, defeated them 1-0 at the Remo Stars Stadium in the semifinals of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup Preaseason Tournament before falling to a narrow 1-0 defeat to the Olukoya Boys at the Legacy Pitch in Lagos.
This is going to be another interesting encounter between both sides in the opening fixtures of the NPFL.
Remo Stars will look to start this season right after engaging the services of one of the best coaches in Nigerian Football, Gbenga Ogunbote alongside experienced players such as Dayo Ojo, Stanley Okorom, Kamal Sikiru, Adebayo Abayomi, Ojukwu David, Akande Temitope and goalkeeper, Emmanuel Daniel among others.
The visitors will look to improve their opening games with a win after previously losing 2-1 to Plateau United in 2017 and a 1-1 draw with Bendel Insurance in 2019 both at the Gateway International Stadium in Sagamu.
Both sides have met four times in the top flight division having lost 1-0 to the Olukoya Boys three times and played a 1-1 draw in 2019 at the Agege Township Stadium in Lagos.
MFM will hope to continue their dominance over the Sky Blue Stars on Friday while a win or avoiding defeat will boost the Sky Blue Stars’ confidence going into the 2021/2022 NPFL season.