—Sunshine Seek To Maintain Top Spot
By Adeboye Amosu:
Akure and Ibadan will be the centre of attention as match day 13 of the Nigerian Professional Football League takes centre stage across different centres on Sunday.
League leaders Sunshine Stars host champions Kano Pillars at the Akure Township Stadium in what is expected to be a tightly contested and interesting encounter.
The hosts needed a late Kingsley Udoh strike to earn a 2-1 win against Warri Wolves on Thursday and know they must be at their best to stop their guests who were in rampaging form in the 4-1 annihilation of Giwa FC on match day 12.
Second placed Enyimba face a more difficult task as they confront in-form Shooting Stars Sports Club at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.
The Oluyole Warlords are now a revitalized team under Gbenga Ogunbote and have garnered four points out of a possible six under his tutelage.
Warri Wolves will bid to revitalize their title hopes when they entertain struggling Rangers at the Warri City Stadium.
In Port Harcourt, Giwa FC have another chance to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their midweek loss to Pillars’ which ended their run of eight consecutive games without a defeat when they file out against out of form Dolphins.
Basement sides, Sharks and Bayelsa United, are away to Wikki Tourists and Nasarawa United.
Kwara United will square up against Lobi Stars at their abode in Ilorin, while Taraba FC will be guests of Heartland in Owerri.
Abia Warriors and Akwa United face each other in the final game of the weekend.