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  • Updated: July 17, 2023

Ogunmodede Exhibits Spirit Of Sportsmanship After Remo Stars' Loss To Sporting Lagos

Ogunmodede Exhibits Spirit Of Sportsmanship After Remo Stars

Despite losing the Naija Super Eight tournament to newly promoted Sporting Lagos on Sunday, Remo Stars head coach Daniel Ogunmodede has exhibited the spirit of sportsmanship. 

Ogunmodede on Monday took to his Twitter page to congratulate the new kids on the block for becoming the inaugural champions of the Naija Super 8.

He tweeted: “What is football without the fans? "What are coaches without the players?

"My profound gratitude to my Remo Stars family and everyone who ensured that the #NaijaSuper8final turned out to be a beautiful memory and Congratulations to Sporting Lagos for emerging winners.”

Ogunmodede's side lost the final on penalties after a one-all draw in regulation time.

The Sky Blue Stars fought back to level the match at the death and send the game into a penalty shootout after Sporting had gone in front seven minutes after the start of the second half.

But their efforts to complete a victorious comeback proved abortive when they could net two of their kicks while Sporting scored to take home the N25 million prize money.

Shrugging off the defeat, Ogunmodede added that his side is now focusing on winning the grand prize next season.

"Getting set for the bigger prize ahead is now the primary focus. 

"See you soon on the pitch side," he added.

Remo Stars ended their last season's campaign on a good note.

They couldn't win the Nigeria Premier League last season but they finished as runner-up to Enyimba on goal difference.

This guaranteed them a spot in next season's CAF Champions League, a tournament the club will compete in for the very first time in their history.

They will begin their continental campaign next month after CAF confirmed that the first leg of the preliminary round fixture will be staged between August 18 and 20, while the second leg is fixed for between August 25 and 27.

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