By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international Moses Kpakor believes the race for this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League title will go down to the wire, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
With just three games to go, Plateau United still occupy top spot on 62 points and are closely followed by MFM FC who are second on 59 points.
In third and fourth positions are Akwa United and Enyimba respectively, both on 54 points.
Speaking on the run-up to the title, Kpakor who won two FA Cups with Abiola Babes (1987) and BCC Lions (1989), stated that the title race is now just between Plateau United and MFM FC.
“With three games to go, anything can happen,” the 1990 CAF Cup Winners’ Cup winner with BCC Lions told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“It’s just three-point gap between Plateau United and MFM. I think the winner will be decided on the last day and it will be between MFM and Plateau.”
Kpakor, who was also a key member of the Super Eagles team that finished second at the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations in Algiers, added: “Looking at the table, I think the third and fourth places will be a straight fight between Enyimba, El-Kanemi Warriors and Akwa United. But among the three teams, I believe Enyimba with their experience should be strong contenders for one of the slots. They are unpredictable at the moment.
“Also, I think Akwa United have been consistent and I would not be surprised if they qualify for the continent. But for my choice of who will finish in the third and fourth positions, I think it will be Akwa and Enyimba.”