Monday 25th September, 2017
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Dicey fixtures !!! Jos, Maiduguri, Sagamu as hot spots

Dicey fixtures !!! Jos, Maiduguri, Sagamu as  hot spots

The League Manage­ment Company (LMC) must be very watchful at the Jos, Maiduguri and Sag­amu centers of this weekend’s NPFL matchday 34 fixtures as the teams involved have certain things similar to fight for in the clashes.

While league leaders, Pla­teau United will welcome sec­ond placed and another top contender, MFM in a battle of the titans in Jos, two other top contenders, El-Kanemi War­riors and FC Ifeanyi Ubah are billed to lock horns at the Maid­uguri stadium, while two other struggling sides, Rivers United and Remo Stars will do surviv­al battle at Sagamu.

With a total of 59 points, three points ahead of MFM on the log; it is very obvious that the stakes will be high on the plateau as both Coaches Ken­nedy Boboye and Fidelis Ile­chukwu will see the Rwang Pam stadium in Jos as the real battle field for the NPFL title.

Also the Maiduguri stadi­um will be expected to witness a battle of contenders, when FC Ifeanyi Ubah come calling with the mind to do the unbelievable in their quest to remain in the chase for a continental ticket.

El-Kanemi Warriors have remained invincible in Maid­uguri, with defending champi­ons, Enugu Rangers being the only side that has pulled a draw at the venue that has been de­scribed as no go area for away teams by the coach of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma.

Again the Township stadi­um in Sagamu will stand out this weekend as another battle field as two relegation threat­ened sides, host Remo Stars and Rivers United could seek an es­cape route to the waters of rel­egation.

In other top fixtures, another title contenders, Akwa United could move closer to their am­bition after the weekend clash against 8th placed Niger Tornadoes, while 4th placed Enyimba International will welcome ABS at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt.

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