Remo Stars – Stadium, players salary, academy, matches

Remo Stars' player in action
Credit: @RemoStarsSC Twitter

Remo Stars have taken over the toga of flying the flag for teams from South Western Nigeria.

The Ikenne-based side was inaugurated in 2010 and has crawled out of the shadows of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan (3SC), Sunshine Stars of Akure and MFM of Lagos.

The Sky Blues, part of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), will be one of Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League and will play their first game of the competition on August 20 against Ghanaian side Medeama SC.

They finished in third place in the regular season to qualify for the Super Six, where it finished second behind Enyimba to pick a ticket for the CAF Champions League.

It won’t be their first time on the continent. Last season they featured in the Confederation Cup, where they crashed out at the first hurdle to AS FAR of Morocco. They drew the first leg away 1-1 but lost at home 0-1 to crash out.

Remo Stars Stadium and infrastructure

Most football clubs in Nigeria are state-owned, but Remo is one of the few that bucks the trend. Businessman Kunle Soname owns Remo Stars, and the club has facilities in Ikenne.

The club stadium is named Remo Stars Stadium and has a capacity of 20,000 spectators.

Other structures within the facility include residential buildings for players and staff. It comprises a pair of two-bedroom coach accommodations, a restaurant for players and officials and an administrative block. The outfit accommodates 112 footballers in the junior and senior categories.

Also within the sporting complex are a gym, clinic, swimming pool, hydrotherapy chamber and a 30-room hotel. The complex also has three training pitches.

Remo Stars coach – Daniel Ogunmodede

Daniel Ogunmodede took over from David Ogunbote on August 2022 after a year sojourn as Assistant manager at CD Feirense and Rui Ferreira. Ogunmodede was the manager in charge when the Ikenne-based side won promotion to the NPFL two years ago.

The 43-year-old, who will have a crack at the Champions League this season, prefers a 4-3-3 attacking formation.

Star Players

Junior Nduka

Perhaps the first name that pops up on the team list is the club captain – Junior Nduka. The central defender has been pivotal to the success of Remo Stars, and he grabbed three goals for the club last season.

Olamilekan Adedayo

Olamilekan Adedayo was instrumental in the high performance of the Ikenne-based side. The central midfielder, who turns 22 on August 9, bagged four goals for his side last season.

Samuel Anakwe

Samuel Anakwe is another midfielder who has held his own with the team. Anakwe has been with the club for the past two seasons and contributed three goals to their league campaign.

Player Salary

It is unknown how much the players at Remo Stars earn, but before his move to Sporting Lagos last month, reports suggested that Junior Lokosa was the highest earner at the club. The take-home of the former Al Rayyan star was around N700,000.

  • Team colour – Sky Blue
  • Nickname – The Sky Blues

Latest news

Samad Kadiri is the latest player to join Remo Stars. The striker joined from Kwara United and signed a two-year deal.

Jide Fatokun also joined Remo Stars from Kwara United. Fatokun also penned a two-year deal with the club.

Other transfers in

  • D. Akorli (Kotoku Royals)
  • Abraham Marcus (Porto II) – End of the loan

Kits and Sponsorship

  • Owu
  • ValueJet
  • Bet9ja

Academy – Beyond Limited

The club has an Academy called Beyond Limited and was established in 2016. It currently has in its ranks Daniel Aiyenugba, the son of former Super Eagles goalkeeper – Dele Aiyenugba.

Their other rivals are Sunshine Stars F.C. and MFM F.C.


Valuejet Cup

  • Remo Stars 1-1 Heartland
  • Remo Stars 2-0 Sporting Lagos
  • Remo Stars 1-1 Kwara United

Naija Super 8

  • Remo 2-1 Enyimba
  • Remo 1-1 Katsina United
  • Sporting Lagos 2-1 Remo
  • Lobi Stars 1-2 Remo
  • Sporting Lagos (4-2pen) 1-1 Remo

NPFL Super 6

  • Remo 1-0 Bendel Insurance
  • Lobi Stars 0-2 Remo
  • Remo 1-1 Sunshine Stars
  • Rivers United 2-2 Remo
  • Enyimba 2-2 Remo

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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