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Osho not giving up on Remo Stars' relegation battle

6:18 PM GMT+8 27/07/2017
Fatai Osho
The Sky Blue Stars gaffer is still confident his side can still escape relegation this season despite going seven games without a win

Remo Stars coach Fatai Osho insists his side still have until the last day of the season to avoid relegation from the Nigerian topflight.

First half strikes from Nwagua Nyima and Sikiru Karma condemned the relegation-destined Sky Blue Stars to a 2-0 defeat to Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

And the former Crown FC handler has blamed fatigue and his players' inexperience for their loss to Ibrahim Musa's men and poor run this season.

"It's another bad result for us but regardless of the situation we may have found ourselves, we will fight till the last day," Osho told media.

"It's not easy playing with these set of players in the NPFL and at this level you have recruit the players yourself and work on them.

"I am not taking anything away from those players, this is first time most of my boys are playing at this level. We had some of our U19 boys in the senior team.

"Though we flew to Kano but the stress was still there because we came into Kano like three hours to the game.

"Until we are mathematically out, we shall continue to fight. I think we played below average against Kano Pillars, the boys are far better than this but I think they looked tired.

"We had to change tactics in the second half, it was like a damage control, we left them to play and tried to contain them if not, it would have been a complete disaster."