Relegation battles headline NPFL Matchday 22 with Musa poised to make second appearance
Rivers United host Abia Warriors, Plateau United welcome Wikki
Matchday 22 of the NPFL sees some sizzling matches lines up at the bottom of the table as teams look to make their way out of the bottom four.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah returns to their home ground in Nnewi, the Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium, where they welcome the Akure Gunners, Sunshine Stars in their crunch relegation six-pointer. The home side is winless in their last 10 games in the league, and their visitors are winless in their last 14 games. Both sides will be looking for a chance to get their seasons going again.
Adamawa United welcomes Warri Wolves to the Pantami Stadium in Gombe for another potential relegation six-pointer. The home side is at the foot of the log, with the visitors also stuck in the relegation zone as they face off, knowing three crucial points are up for grabs today.
Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa is in the travelling party for Kano Pillars as they travel to take on neighbouring Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina. Second-placed Pillars know a win will put them on top of the table for 24 hours, at least, and will be looking to pick up all three points from the derby.
MFM FC will welcome Lobi Stars to the Soccer Temple in Agege as they look to pick up all three points from the clash. Former MFM striker now on the books of Lobi Stars, Austin Ogunye, was bullish about his side’s chances of picking up all three points from the encounter.
Jigawa Golden Stars will lock horns with the Chosen Ones, Dakkada FC at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. They both look to move further away from the relegation battle, each knowing a win could be priceless at the end of the season.
Nasarawa United will welcome Heartland to the Lafia Township Stadium, where they will look to continue with their excellent form by picking up all three points on home soil against a Heartland side that have kept two consecutive clean sheets in the league in their last two games.
Plateau United welcomes Wikki Tourists to the New Jos Stadium for their Matchday 22 encounter as the home side guns for all three points once again in the league, knowing that a win keeps them in the race for continental football.
Rivers United will put their 100% home record to test when they host the league’s best scoring side, Abia Warriors, at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. The Pride of Rivers are yet to drop a single point at home this season, but their opponents know how to score goals, and it makes for an exciting game on Sunday.
On Monday, Akwa United welcome Rangers International to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo as they look to consolidate their first place in the league with a good performance against the Flying Antelopes. The game will be broadcast live on NTA and the NPFL.tv app from 4 pm.
Enyimba’s game with Kwara United has been lost due to their continental engagement.