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Remo Stars’ Victor Mbaoma expects a tough game against Wikki Tourists

19:04 GMT+3 06/04/2019
Victor Mbaoma
The Sky Blue Stars skipper has warned his teammates to be wary of the Giant Elephants in their weekend league tie in Gombe

Remo Stars’ Victor Mbaoma has tasked his teammates to brace up for another battle against Wikki Tourists on Sunday in a top-flight fixture in Gombe.

The Sky Blue Stars are at the wrong end of the elite division Group A table with only 12 points from 13 games but despite their 1-0 home loss to Rivers United in their last fixture, Mbaoma believes that he and his teammates will face another difficult hurdle they can surmount against the Giant Elephant.

“It was an unlucky home defeat for us because we played very well and had opportunities to level the scores and even win the game but for the fantastic saves of Rivers United goalkeeper, Abiodun Akande who denied us the good result we had worked very hard for,” Mbaoma told GOAL.

“It was just natural that we would be affected by the result of the game with Rivers United but we can’t afford to give up now with many points to play for before the end of the season. We must continue to do our best and hope that our best will be enough to earn us points both home and away in the remaining matches of the season. What we only need to do is to ensure that we play our part especially against Wikki Tourists this weekend.”

Mbaoma reminisced his heroic in the first leg of the encounter at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu in which the 89th-minute penalty kick which he converted settled a photo-finished 2-1 home win and he assures that Remo Stars will be poised for another win at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe.

“We knew we would have the results tough in the top-flight and it was the reason we had to fight very hard to ensure that we won in the first leg game played in Sagamu,” he continued.

“We were able to beat them 2-1 after the late goal and I believe that we can still do the same thing before their fans in Gombe. We need to prepare our minds for what we actually want and prepare towards it. It was a long journey we embarked upon from Sagamu to Gombe and we must make the hardship on the road count with a good result.”