[NPFL]–It is two hours to the commencement of the NPFL matchday 14 and all teams seems to be in top gear.
The Olukoya Boys, who are the third on the league table have the chance to close the gap between themselves and the Peace Boys when the two sides lock horns on Matchday 14:
It has been a great season for these two sides. The Peace boys lead the park having played 13 games with 25 points, ahead of the Olukoya boys with four points in the Nigeria Professional Football League table.
MFM FC and Plateau United have sent shock waves across the country with their entertaining brand of football, they are placed third and first respectively.
The Olukoya Boys have already hit the ground running and they seem to be in the right frame of mind if their latest results are anything to go by.
Victory by the Peace Boys in their game against Kano Pillars put the Kennedy Boboye-led side in great mood ahead of the game and with the Week 14 game kicking off soonest at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, it will be a do-or-die affair for them as they seek to pull away from the chasing park.
Another of the fixtures that would draw much attention of soccer fans is the clash between ABS FC and Enyimba. The match is billed for play at the Kwara Stadium Complex, Ilorin.
Undoubtedly, ABS are in pole position to pick the maximum points following their impressive performance in the season so far.
They have accumulated 20 points (six wins and two draws) and have recorded hundred percent record at home, putting them fifth on the ladder.
It’s also a must-win for Enyimba, who haven’t been convincing in their last five games.
The scenario of brothers, Adeshina Gata and Ismaila Gata coming up against each other also makes for a good narrative ahead of the tie in Ilorin.
Kano Pillars will host Gombe United in a Northern Derby at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
The former league champions surely hope to return to winning ways as they saw their unbeaten streak cut short when they were beaten 2-0 by Plateau United last weekend. They are the fourth after 12 games.
The Savannah Scorpions are poor travellers, having failed to pick up a point on the road so far this season. They are 13th with 15 points from 13 matches.
Historically Pillars and the Savannah Scorpions have met on 16 occasions and the Masu Gida have eight wins compared to six for Gombe United, while two matches have been drawn. The two teams have never registered a goalless draw in any of their last four league clashes.
El Kanemi Warriors would be in Nnewi for a pulsating encounter against FC IfeanyiUbah.
IfeanyiUbah will definitely be gunning for maximum points from the match. They are currently struggling in the league and will also need to win the match to be sure of improving their fortunes.
The Desert Warriors currently have 24 points from 13 matches.
The reverse fixture in Nnewi last term ended in a 1-0 victory for the Anambra Warriors.
The attention of football faithfuls will shift to the ancient city of Ibadan, as strugglers Shooting Stars confront Abia Warriors at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.
Shooting Stars, on 12 points, haven’t been impressive in their home matches and any lose or draw might prove disastrous, as highlighted by their position in the standings.
The Oluyole Warriors will have no excuse if they fail to get the result they need in front of their supportive fans.
The Ucendu Babes on their part, have recorded two wins, one draw and two defeats in five consecutive outings. A win would see them rise as high as fourth, depending on results from other match centers.
Wikki Tourist will host Katsina United at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium.
The Bauchi Elephants have had a poor outing this season and are relying on the firepower of Shammah Tanze to achieve their objective today. They are currently rooted to the foot of the table (last).Please Follow Us @ThePageNg