By Salifu Usman, Abuja
Nasarawa United unbeaten begin to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) marketing campaign comes underneath renewed scrutiny after they tackle Warri Wolves at the Warri Township Stadium on Sunday on the again of a five-match unbeaten run in the league.
Solid Miners are the solely aspect but to check defeat in the ongoing 2020/2021 NPFL season haven managed three wins and two attracts of their first 5 matches performed to date.
Coach Bala Nikyu’s males pipped exhausting preventing Katsina United 1-0 of their keenly contested Matchday5 conflict at the Lafia Township Stadium, final Sunday, to take care of 100% successful run at dwelling and unbeaten in the league.
Chigozie Uzochukwu’s forty ninth minute strike sealed the most factors for the hosts. The victory moved the strong miners to second spot on the NPFL desk with 11 factors and one-point behind the league leaders, Rivers United.
Warri Wolves are but to lose at dwelling this season and gained their final three matches in opposition to Nasarawa United 1-2 and 1-0 respectively. The final match between the two sides at the Lafia Stadium was January 19, 2020, which ended 1-2 in favour of Warri Wolves, whereas the second match at the Warri Stadium, September 3, 2016, additionally ended 1-0 in opposition to visiting strong miners.
Nasarawa United just one win and draw one out of their final 5 matches in opposition to Warri Wolves.
Meanwhile, Rangers International of Enugu will search to proceed their effective kind that has seen Coach Salisu Yusuf’s males go 4 matches with out defeat after they welcome perennial rivals, Lobi Stars to ‘The Cathedral’ this weekend for his or her matchday6 tie.
Since dropping all factors in the matchday1 fixture in Port-Harcourt in opposition to desk toppers, Rivers United, the ‘Flying Antelopes’ have upped their recreation successful three and one draw of their final four-match together with a win on the street.
Heading into this weekend’ conflict of the titans which will be the twenty seventh time each side will meet in a prime flight fixture, Rangers’ gaffer will be banking on the youthful zeal of the trio of Chidiebere Nwobodo, Ugochukwu Ugwuoke and Christian Nnaji to dislodge the invading stars from Makurdi, who underneath Coach Kabiru Dogo, have been doing nicely since the season kicked off late December, 2020.
Though the match will be a closed door recreation, no because of COVID-19, officers of each groups, journalists, medical personnel, F.A officers and safety personnel readily available would have lots to inform about the tasty fixture as there would be no uninteresting moments all through the 90 minutes’ cracker.
Down reminiscence lane, Lobi Stars have edge over their hosts having earned 13 victories and 4 attracts in the 26 instances in opposition to 9 wins recorded for the ‘Flying Antelopes, whereas the remaining 4 conferences between them led to attracts.
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