Remo Stars – Stadium, players salary, academy, matches

Remo Stars – Stadium, players salary, academy, matches
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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 Nigeriaโ€™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 wonโ€™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

Most capped player this season

Junior Nduka is the most capped player for Remo Stars this season. The captain of the Sky Blues has remained a consistent feature for the club this season featuring in all their games.

Nduka has played all the games for Remo Stars this season (13) completing 1,170 minutes of football for the league leaders.

The Sky Blues go on a streak without conceding any goal

Remo Stars are on a fine streak of not conceding any goal. The league leaders have gone on five games without conceding a goal – the longest by any club in the NPFL this season.

In their last five games, they have won three and drawn two, including an away win to Enyimba.

The last time Remo Stars conceded a goal was November 19, in a 3-2 away loss to Akwa United.

Samad Kadiri joins Remo Stars

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.

Matches

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 6 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).