By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria Professional Football League leaders Wikki Tourists will look to continue their unbeaten streak when they face northern rivals Kano Pillars at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Abdu Maikaba’s men who are unbeaten in their last five games in the NPFL will also be desperate to avenge their 2-1 loss to Pillars in the reverse fixture.
They will be without Godwin Obaje, the league joint top scorer who has hit the back of the net 17 time but is suspended for the encounter.
The Agege Stadium will host the South West derby between MFM FC of Lagos and Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan.
3SC won the reverse fixture in Ibadan 3-0 and have won two and lost one in their three games under returnee coach, Gbenga Ogunbote.
They head into the game in boisterous mood following Wednesday’s Federation Cup round of 32 victory against Almar FC.
The hosts were bundled out of the Federation Cup by National League side Katsina United 1-0, but are yet to lose a game at home this season.
In Warri, Warri Wolves who are without defeat in their last four league games will entertain Plateau United.
Rangers who have lost one from last four league outings face another tricky away fixture against Niger Tornadoes after last weekend’s 2-0 away defeat at Plateau United.
At the Umuahia Township Stadium, Abia Warriors and Heartland will clash in the Oriental derby.
Heartland who sit in 16th place in the table are battling hard to escape the drop will be all out to avoid defeat in this game.
The Naze Millionaires were forced to a 0-0 draw at home by leaders Wikki Tourists last weekend.
Second placed Rivers United are away to FC IfeanyiUbah, while Akwa United will host El-Kanemi Warriors in Uyo.
The game between Lobi Stars and Ikorodu United has been postponed following the accident involving Ikorodu United players and officials in Makurdi on Friday.
MATCHDAY 23 FIXTURES
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Wikki Tourists V Kano Pillars
FC IfeanyiUbah V Rivers United
Akwa United V El-Kanemi Warriors
Abia Warriors V Heartland
Warri Wolves V Plateau United
Niger Tornadoes V Rangers
MFM FC V Shooting Stars