Organisers of Nigeria’s First Pre-Season Tournament, Gold Cup have congratulated Remo Stars Football Club after they secured promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The Sky Blues on Wednesday in the Bet9ja Nigeria National League (NNL) Play-Off in Aba, picked the fourth promotion ticket after they beat Delta Force 2-1 to go second in the Southern Conference on 6points behind leaders Bendel Insurance.
General Coordinator of the prestigious tourney, Tunde Shamsudeen told National Daily that the Ikenne-Remo side achievement as one that calls for celebration as he heaped praises on the club’s management, Coach Osho Fatai and his lads.
“We’re delighted to be part of history with the Ikenne-Remo based team as our tourney helped prepare the team for the Super8 Playoff in Aba.
“Not too many teams secure promotion just a year after been relegated, but Remo Stars proved book makers wrong.”
In the Gold Cup Tourney in Akure last November, they showed the giant-killer stuff in them when they beat Rivers Utd in the Group stage only to lose to Sunshine Stars 3-2 on penalties in the semi-final.
“Now that they have secured promotion back to the NPFL, I hope they have learnt a big lesson in their debut season as the topflight division is not child’s play.
“I hope this time around they will get their act right as the 2018/19 abridged league season will be tougher than the ones we have ever experienced in the history of the NPFL.”