NPFL: South West, Abia Derby Headlines Day 21
NEWS DIGEST – The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 21 resumes with South west and Abia Derby billed for Wednesday and Thursday across ten centres.
It’s Double derby with MFM set for a clash against Remo stars at the Remo stars Stdaium, Ikenne While the People’s Elephant will set a date with state rival.
The People’s Elephants are unbeaten in their past eight meetings and maintained Six years unbeaten run against Warriors.
The result from the clash will be a good one for both sides as they are currently not in good form.
Imama Amapakabo and his boys will be hoping to put an end to that record, while Finidi George would be thinking of consistency as they sought to climb up the table.
In the south west derby, Remo Stars will be targeting to pick maximum points against the Lagos based side.
The sky blue stars boys started the season on high note and have showed that they can step further with performance that can earn them a spot in the continent at the end of the season.
Olukoya Boys, suffered two defeats in her last ten league games and hope to revenge their loss to the sky blue in the first leg.
In Katsina, it’s a clash of champions as Kano Pillars will be hosting the defending champions, Akwa United.
Kano Pillars have been far from their best all season and are desperately in need of points to pull away from the bottom half of the table.
On Akwa United’s part, a new manager Deji Ayeni is in town and they believe a second half surge could help them reach the continent at the end of the season.
In other Fixtures, Shooting Stars will host Gombe United in Ibadan while Kwara United will be travelling to Uyo for a date with Dakkada.
Kano Pillars v Akwa United
Enugu Rangers v Katsina United
Remo Stars v MFM
Nasarawa United v Heartland
Shooting Stars v Gombe United
Abia Warriors v Enyimba
Dakkada v Kwara United
Plateau United v Tornadoes
Wikki v Sunshine Stars
Rivers United v Lobi Stars