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Lasisi relishes return to Remo Stars

By Wale Mustapha

Returnee Remo Stars' midfielder, Saheed Lasisi has asserted that he is capable of making an impact for the Sagamu-based side in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Lasisi returned to the Sky Blue Stars after leaving the club three seasons ago in a sojourn that saw him appearing for different clubs around the country.

The talented ball-passer first teamed up with Kogi United with his then coach at Remo Stars, Fatai Osho in the 2013/14 of the Nigeria National League (NNL) season.

A graduate of Human Kinetics from Tai Solarin University of Education, Akungba, Lasisi also had a stint at Gateway United in the following season but could not see out the campaign with Gateway United and decided to return to Kogi United for the remainder of that season.

'Omo Alhaja' as Lasisi is fondly called by his team-mates would again team up with Osho who left Kogi United to Crown FC last season and made a huge impact for the Ajilete Valiant, especially in the Federation Cup where they lost to eventual winners FC Ifeanyiubah in the semi-finals.

Born in Lagos, the midfielder told npfl.ng that he is primed to contribute his best to make Remo Stars be a force to reckon with in the NPFL and warned other clubs would regret if they underrate the NPFL debutants.

"I am really delighted to rejoin Remo Stars," Lasisi said. "It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to the new season in the top league in Nigeria with my teammates.

"I've learned a great deal and become a better player since I left here. It was a great learning experience for me at Kogi United, Gateway and Crown FC.

“I enjoyed the times at each of the clubs as the fans showed me love and life in all those places were so good but the opportunity to work with coach Nduka Ugbade and serve the chairman, Hon Kunle Soname again and play with some of the best young players in Nigerian league was simply too good to turn down,” explained Lasisi.

On the challenges of playing in the top league, the player said: "I can't wait for the new season to get started, we are in great form now and the NNL Super4 really was a good build-up for us.”

He predicted that Remo Stars would be the surprise side of the season, noting that, “we may be a young team but with intelligent and good players. I'm sure clubs will want to look down on us but it will be at their own peril,".

Remo Stars will start their top-flight campaign with a home game against Plateau United in Ijebu-Ode.

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