Remo Stars Football Club is a professional football club based in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria. The club competes in the Nigeria Professional Football League,[2] the top division of the Nigeria Football League system. They are nicknamed the Sky Blue Stars.

Remo Stars Football Club
Full nameRemo Stars Football Club
Nickname(s)Sky Blue Stars
Founded2010; 14 years ago (2010)
GroundRemo Stars Stadium,
OwnerKunle Soname
ChairmanKunle Soname
Head CoachDaniel Ogunmodede[1]
LeagueNigeria Premier Football League
2022–232nd In Group A
(Regular Season)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History edit

The club was founded in 2004 by Kunle Soname as F.C. Dender.

In 2010, continuous hard work of the club saw them promoted to the second tier of Nigerian Football, the Nigeria National League (NNL). Further development saw the club's management re-brand its organization. The rebranding included a change of name when F.C. Dender relocated to its current base of Remoland and changed its name to "Remo Stars Football Club".[3] They played in the top division of Nigerian football, the Nigerian Premier League after promotion in 2016.

In 2018, Remo Stars was relegated from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) to Nigeria National League.[4]

In September 2021, Remo Stars secured promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after finishing second in Nigeria National League (NNL) playoff Group A.[5][6]

Color edit

Remo Stars FC are also known as Sky Blue Stars. The primary color for Remo Stars is Sky Blue, While the away strips is yellow and the alternative color is white.

Remo Stars original home colours.

Kits and sponsorship edit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (sleeve)
2020–2021 Owu ValueJet None
2021- Cone Bet9ja None

Stadium edit

As a developing amateur team, Dender FC now Remo Stars FC played and trained at a local pitch in Ketu, in Lagos State.

The club then relocated to Remo Land in Ogun State and rebranded with a change of name to Remo Stars FC, as they play their home matches at Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu Ode until their promotion into the Nigeria Professional Football League for 2017/2018 season.

Remo Stars then move to Gateway International Stadium in Sagamu for their first season Nigeria professional football league season.

Remo Stars Fc currently play their home matches in Nigeria professional football league at the newly constructed Remo Stars FC Stadium, Ikenne.

Rivalries edit

Gateway United F.C. are considered to be Remo Stars's main rivals, while Ijebu United are considered to be primary rivals. Remo Stars additionally share a rivalry with Shooting Stars S.C., in what is commonly known as the South West Derby, named after the South West (Nigeria)

Other Remo Stars Rivals are Sunshine Stars F.C. and MFM F.C.

In 2023, a rivalry developed between Remo Stars and Sporting Lagos FC. The matches between these two teams are dubbed the Southwest Derby.

Honours edit

Performance in CAF competitions edit

Current squad edit

As of September 2, 2023

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NGA Vincent Edafe
2 DF   NGA Boniface Nwaeze
3 DF   NGA Edozie Ewelike
4 RB   NGA Habib Yakub
5 FW   TOG Franck Mawuena
6 DF   NGA Monsuru Bashiru
7 FW   NGA Mathias Ogwuche
8 MF   NGA Dayo Ojo

10 MF   NGA Adedayo Olamilekan
11 DF   NGA Sodiq Ismail
12 DF   NGA Abiodun Awoyemi
13 DF   NGA Isah Ali
14 FW   NGA Olamilekan Adams
15 FW   NGA Junior Lokosa
16 MF   NGA MHadi Haruna
17 MF   NGA Samuel Anakwe
18 MF   NGA Akanni Qudus
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   NGA Seth Mayi
20 DF   NGA Oluwasegun Olalere
21 FW   NGA Godwin Odibo
22 DF   NGA Seun Ogunribide
24 FW   GHA Dela Akorli
25 DF   NGA Nduka Junior (captain)
27 MF   NGA Adekunle Oyedele
28 MF   NGA Adebayo Abayomi
29 DF   NGA Gbenga Opamoye
30 GK   NGA Tambe Charles
32 DF   NGA Ifeanyi Anaemena
33 FW   NGA Aniekeme Okon
35 GK   NGA Kayode Bankole (vice-captain)
38 DF   NGA Ahmed Akinyele
39 FW   NGA Akeem Taiwo
40 GK   NGA Olisa Emmanuel

Former notable players edit

References edit

  1. ^ "NPFL Transfer Update: Remo Stars Unveil Ogunmodede as New Coach".
  2. ^ Babajide, Abdul (2019-05-26). "NPFL: See eight clubs relegated from Nigeria elite league to NNL". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  3. ^ "History-Remo Stars".
  4. ^ "Remo Stars relegated from Nigeria Professional Football League |". Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  5. ^ "3SC, Remo Stars, Niger Tornadoes and Gombe United promoted to NPFL |". Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  6. ^ Alao, Seyi (2021-09-14). "Remo Stars to appoint Gbenga Ogunbote as new head coach". Latest Sports News In Nigeria. Retrieved 2021-09-14.

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