‘The Changi Boys’ will host Remo stars in a make or mar encounter Sunday in one of the NPFL matchday 17 at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina
Katsina United who are yet to taste defeat at home thus far this season will look to maintain their unbeaten home run of form when they trade tackles with relegation threatened Remo Stars on Sunday
Katsina team who suffered a slim 0 – 1 defeat in their last match against Wikki Tourists in Gombe will throw every effort into this game in order to return to winning ways and at the same time savage positive result for their teeming fans to have something to cheer with following a disappointing defeated recorded in Gombe last weekend
Remo Stars who played out a goalless stalemate in their last home game against Niger Tornadoes are on the brink of being relegated after that disappointing performance. They will go into this game with all level of seriousness knowing that a positive result in Katsina will keep their hopes of avoiding the drop alive.
‘The Changi Boys’ have dropped four vital points at home against MFM FC and Enugu Rangers thus far this season. They need to win at all cost in this encounter if they must keep their heads above the relegation water.
While a defeat to Katsina United will add to the woes of Remo Stars who will come out smoking in this game to try and save their season.
Katsina United coach Abdullahi Biffo told www.fckatsinaunited.com that the three points is very important to them and they cannot afford to drop more points at home to avoid being relegated
“Yes, we know is going to be a tough game but the three points is very important to us. We have to be at our best on Sunday to ensure that we get the maximum points.
“Remo Stars will come all out in this game because they want to save their season. Their position on the table is not that encouraging and they want to do everything to make sure they are out of relegation zone. That is the more reason we will have to be at our best. He posited
All action striker Usule Martins who is the team’s second top scorer with four goals will miss this crucial tie due to suspension as a result of accumulation of yellow cards
Star midfielder Destiny Ashadi who returned to training early this week is in line to return to the squad after shaking off an ankle injury picked in the matchday 12 home tie against Lobi Stars.
Joshua Agboola and Niger Republic goalkeeper are still recovering from thigh and broken finger injuries respectively
Both teams have met three times thus far in the NPFL. Remo Stars won 2 – 0 at the Gateway International Stadium in Sagamu and Katsina United won the reversed fixture 3 – 0 courtesy of goals from Chinedu Udechukwu and Frank Kappe during the 2016/2017 NPFL season.
Their last meeting in the ongoing season ended 2 – 0 in favour of Remo Stars at the Osogbo Township Stadium.
Katsina United are eight on the league table with 21 points amassed from 16 games.
While Remo stars are languishing at the bottom of the table with 14 points
Form Guides in the last five NPFL games
Katsina United – LWLDW
Wikki Tourists – DDLLD
Katsina United –Tasiu Lawal
Wikki Tourists – Victor Mboama
Venue: Muhammadu Dikko Stadium
Date: Sunday, 5th May, 2019