Completesportsnigeria.com’s ADEBOYE AMOSU highlights five key questions ahead of the Nigeria Professional Football League matchday-four games which hold today, Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
WILL ENYIMBA GRAB THEIR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON?
Seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions Enyimba are yet to taste victory this season. They started their campaign with an encouraging 1-1 away draw in Makurdi against Lobi Stars which was followed by a goalless draw at home against oriental rivals Heartland
The Peoples Elephant suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Katsina United on Sunday and now sit in 19th position in the table.
All eyes will be on them when they face Nasarawa United in Calabar today to see if they can finally end the rot.
HOW WILL MFM FC COPE AFTER LONG MAIDUGURI JOURNEY?
Last season’s runners-up MFM FC made a long and tortuous journey to Maiduguri last weekend ahead of their matchday-three fixture against El-Kanemi. They made a similar journey from back to Lagos ahead of today’s game against FC Ifeanyiubah.
The Olukoya Boys endured 4O hours travel for the Lagos – Maiduguri trip which covered 1579 kilometers (981 miles).
It is difficult to get the best out of players in this difficult conditions and it is important the League Management Company find a way around their fixture scheduling, to allow the players and coaches have more rest days in between games.
CAN ENUGU RANGERS BUILD ON IMPRESSIVE AWAY WIN OVER HEARTLAND?
After losing their opening two games against Akwa United and Lobi Stars, Enugu Rangers bounced back in convincing fashion with a hard fought 1-0 win against oriental rivals, Heartland, last weekend.
They host Katsina United at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium today, and the big question is, can they build on that memorable win and mount a title challenge?
CAN WIKKI TOURISTS COMPOUND KWARA UNITED’S WOES IN ILORIN?
Kwara United are the only team yet to pick a point in the NPFL this season. They host Wikki Tourists at the Kwara Sports Stadium, and the home fans will be desperate to see their darling team pick their first win of the season.
After starting the campaign with an uninspiring 1-1 home draw against Enyimba, Lobi Stars have recorded back -to- back wins against Enugu Rangers and Go-Round FC.
The Makurdi outfit are the only club yet to taste defeat this season, and they sit at the top of the table with seven points.
They face Yobe Desert Stars in a tricky away fixture and it will be interesting to see how they will fight to keep their record intact.