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Shooting Stars must defeat Remo Stars to survive, warns Ibrahim

17:32 GMT+4 19/07/2017
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The pint-sized Oluyole Warriors’ striker has admitted that a good result against the Sky Blue Stars will be very important for their season

Shooting Stars' Ajani Ibrahim says they must defeat Remo Stars to retain chances of remaining in the Nigeria Professional Football League next season.

The Oluyole Warriors make the trip to the Sagamu Stadium to take on fellow relegation strugglers in a must-win encounter for both sides on Wednesday.

And the attacker is eyeing the hosts' scalp to secure their own safety.

“The tie against Remo Stars will no doubt be key to our aspiration to leave the relegation zone for good and we must be ready to fight the battle with everything we have. They are also desiring all the points because of their position in the league table but we need it more than they do and we must show on the pitch that we are up to the task,” Ibrahim told Goal.

“This is our chance to show that we do not belong to the lower league. We must respect them but we should not show them mercy in our resolve to get the points. The results we have got in the last three matches should give us the lift to go to Sagamu with the determination that we can do it irrespective of whatever we face there.”

The Oluyole Warriors are 15th on the league table with 36 points from 29 games.