NPFL: Plateau United Welcome El-Kanemi, MFM Host IfeanyiUbah, Enyimba Under Pressure

NPFL: Plateau United Welcome El-Kanemi, MFM Host IfeanyiUbah, Enyimba Under Pressure

By Adeboye Amosu: Nigeria Professional Football League champions Plateau United will seek to return to winning ways when they host El-Kanemi Warriors in a match day four fixture at the New Jos Stadium on Wednesday, reports.

The Tin City club were stunned 1-0 by Abia Warriors on Sunday, their first defeat of the season and sit in the seventh position in the table.

Table toppers Lobi Stars, the only club yet to lose a game in the league this season, will be up against Yobe Desert Stars in Damaturu.

Lobi coach Solomon Ogbeide will hope the team’s top scorer Samad Kadiri, who has scored in two consecutive games, will deliver the goods once again.


Yobe Desert Stars who are back in the top flight after 15 years sit in 13th position with three points.

Sunshine Stars and Rivers United will clash in the biggest game of the round at the Akure Township Stadium.

The visitors head into the game in confident mood following a 2-1 against title contenders Kano Pillars on Sunday, while Sunshine Stars suffered their first defeat of the season against Katsina United.

Seven time champions Enyimba who are in 19th position following two draws and a defeat from their opening three games will entertain Nasarawa United at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar on Thursday.

Defeat or draw in the game will further add pressure on head coach of the team Paul Aigbogun, who is in his third stint at the club.

At the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu Rangers will hope to build on their first win of the season against oriental rivals Heartland when they face Katsina United.

The win helped ease pressure on Gbenga Ogunbote and nothing but a win will further appease the home fans.

In Kano, Kano Pillars will welcome Abia Warriors to the Sani Abacha Stadium, while fifth-placed Niger Tornadoes will host Akwa United at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.

Bottom placed Kwara United will hope to pick their first win of the campaign against Wikki Toirists in Ilorin.

The Harmony Boys have lost all three games this season.


Another troubled team MFM FC who are stucked in the relegation zone (17th position ) host FC IfeanyiUbah at the Agege Stadium.

The visitors will be without top scorer Godwin Obaje who is out due to a knee injury.

Go Round FC and Heartland will clash in the last midweek fixture in Omoku.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Kwara United v Wikki Tourists
Niger Tornadoes v Akwa United
Yobe Stars v Lobi Stars
Go Round v Heartland
Enugu Rangers v Katsina United
Sunshine Stars v Rivers United
Kano Pillars v Abia Warriors
Plateau United v El Kanemi Warriors
MFM v Ifeanyiubah


Enyimba vs Nasarawa United