NPFL: Rangers Seek Redemption As Plateau, MFM Battle For Top Spot

NPFL: Rangers Seek Redemption As Plateau, MFM Battle For Top Spot



By Johnny Edward:


After losing three straight matches away from home in the Nigerian Professional Football League, floundering Enugu Rangers host Remo Stars for the first time in the NPFL in one of the matchday 16 fixtures at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, reports


The Flying Antelopes who had a closed door meeting on Tuesday in a bid to turn their league fortunes around will be banking on their home fans to unsettle Remo Stars who have recorded two successive home wins. 


At the Abubaka Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi, Enyimba can go fourth in the NPFL table with a win against Wikki Tourists whose coach Baba Ganaru has been handed a three-match ultimatum to return to winning ways. 


The Aba Millionaires, unbeaten in their last four games, stand a minimal chance of snatching all three points as they have only won once in Bauchi in their last nine visits.


Rivers United in 19th place have an uphill task against Plateau United at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Wednesday. The Pride of Rivers have lost four of their last five games in all competitions and playing against the league leaders at home.


Both teams have met four times with each team emerging winners in their home ties.


At the Sani Abacha Stadium, an eighth home win for Kano Pillars against Nasarawa United could secure a top three place at the end of matchday 16 provided MFM, El-Kanemi Warriors and Niger Tornadoes falter.


In Ibadan, Shooting Stars will host El-Kanemi Warriors who have not recorded a point away from home this season. Fourth-placed Niger Tornadoes are away to 13th-placed FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi.


In other fixtures, Lobi Stars will host Akwa United at the Aper Aku Stadium while MFM will hope to make it eight home wins and a return to top spot when they host Abia Warriors at the 'Soccer Temple in Agege'. Sunshine Stars are at home to Katsina United while ABS face Gombe United at the Kwara State Stadium.





Rivers United   vs  Plateau United Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Wikki Tourists  vs  Enyimba              Abubakar  Tafawa Balewa Stadium

ABS F.C.  vs Gombe United Kwara State Stadium

Enugu Rangers vs Remo Stars Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

MFM FC vs  Abia Warriors Agege Stadium

FC IfeanyiUbah vs Niger Tornadoes Gabros Stadium

Kano Pillars vs Nasarawa United Sani Abacha Stadium

Shooting Stars  vs El-Kanemi Warriors Lekan Salami Stadium

Sunshine Stars vs Katsina United Akure Township Stadium

Lobi Stars vs Akwa United Aper Aku Stadium