Both teams previously met four times in the top-flight division and MFM recorded 3 wins and a draw
Remo Stars are making a return to the NPFL from the Nigeria National League. This time, the Ikenne-based club are keen to stay up and not and do not want to be relegated.
MFM will be starting the league with a newly appointed coach Sola Balogun who has been part of the team from the early days. He took over the team last season when they were close to the relegation position and at the end of the season they finished 10th on the log.
Remo Stars have never recorded a victory in their opening game of the season.
The Sky Blues lost 2-1 to Plateau United in 2017 and could only manage a 1-1 draw with Bendel Insurance in 2019 both at the Gateway International Stadium in Sagamu.
The two sides have met four times in the top-flight division, with MFM winning thrice and drawing just once.
The Olukoya Boys, on three occasions, registered 1-0 victories before playing a 1-1 draw in 2019 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
Expectedly, MFM will hope to continue their dominance over the Sky Blue Stars on Friday while
MFM FC captain, Nelson Chuks, in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES assured all that he and his teammates are fully prepared and looking forward to a winning start against their South-West rivals, Remo Stars.
He said: “I thank God for the new season that’s about to start, for my team, MFM, we are fully prepared and ready for the match on Friday.
“Actually, we are trying our best, by the special grace of God we will carry the day.
“First of all, we take the game gradually, the way it comes, tomorrow (Friday). All we wish for is total victory.”
Chuks revealed that the season’s minimum target for MFM is to finish in the top four.