Remo stars is one of the few privately owned and managed football club in Nigeria professional football League (NPFL), owned by sports entrepreneur, businessman and politician, Kunle Soname.

Soname also own a top European football club, Portuguese second division side, Clube Desportivo Feirense and is in process of trying to transfer the European club management style to his home country club- Remo Stars.

Nickname The Sky Blue, Remo stars became a professional club 2010. With now an approximate market value of close to $170,000 and making waves in the Nigerian football scene lately.

Remo stars first gained promotion to the Nigerian Professional Football League in 2016. Unfortunately, they were relegated again in 2018 and got promotion back in 2021. Their performance in the league saw them qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time.

The Sky Blue is one of the few Nigeria professional clubs that own their Stadium and an Academy facilities at Ayepe Road, Ikenne.

The new stadium build by the club is a 20,000 capacity lush natural grass pitch, WiFi free and a kind of smart stadium, with gadgets for live broadcast and data collection network. Good parking space and a wheelchair entrance for physical challenged persons.

Some facilities in the Remo Stadium and Academy are 56 rooms of junior and senior players’ accommodation for 112 footballers, five semi-detached blocks (10 units) of two-bedroom coaches’ accommodation, a dining/kitchen block for players and officials, and an administrative block (offices, conference room, training classroom, reception). With Panoramic Lift to the first-floor table tennis centre.

Others are sports centre block comprising gym, clinic, swimming pool, hydrotherapy chambers, 30 rooms hotel with panoramic lift, one tournament pitch with 10,000 capacity covered pavilions, three training pitches, 2, 000 well finished car parks, security maned environment (fenced, police, local security guards), good internal roads and external perimeter roads, world-class scoreboard, VAR software, general WiFi internet service, and main seating pavilion with well-furnished home and away changing rooms, coaches rooms, officials rooms.

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