By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The current league leaders had to survive a late surge from host, Wikki Tourist at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi to earn a 1-2 win in its Matchday six game of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Dayo Ojo opened the scoring for Remo Stars in the tenth minute.
Abdullahi Oyedele doubled the visitors’ lead in the 64th minute before Adamu Salisu pulled a goal back for Wikki Tourist in the 75th minute.
Remo Stars goalkeeper saved Ibrahim Emmanuel Sale’s penalty in the 90th minute to salvage a win for the visitors.
The win was Remo Stars’ second away win of the season after recording a 0-2 win over MFM FC in Lagos to kick off its campaign.
Remo Stars which gained promotion from the second tier, Nigeria National League (NNL) last year occupy the first position on the league table with 14 points from six games, two points ahead of Rivers United.
The team will host Abia Warriors on January 19, 2022, at the Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State in its next league game.
Elsewhere, Abia Warriors, Enugu Rangers, Kano Pillars, Nasarawa United, Plateau United, and Rivers United also recorded victories while Shooting Stars and Sunshine Stars settled for an entertaining 2-2 draw in Ibadan.
NPFL Matchday Six Results
Gombe United 0-0 Enyimba
Abia Warriors 1-0 Heartland FC
Enugu Rangers 2-0 MFM FC
Kano Pillars 1-0 Niger Tornadoes
Nasarawa United 2-1 Lobi Stars
Plateau United 5-0 Dakkada FC
Rivers United 3-0 Kwara United
Wikki Tourist 1-2 Remo Stars
Shooting Stars 2-2 Sunshine Stars
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