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‘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

 

Team News

 

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

 

Previous Meeting

 

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.

 

Standings

 

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

 

Star Players

 

Katsina United –Tasiu Lawal

 

Wikki Tourists – Victor Mboama

 

Venue: Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

 

Date: Sunday, 5th May, 2019

 

Time: 4PM

 

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