By Albert Akota with agency report
Former champions, Enyimba will look to pick their second win of the campaign when they face resurgent Rivers United in their matchday-six encounter at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba today.
The Peoples Elephant are yet to taste victory following their opening day 2-0 home win against MFM.
The Aba giants have recorded two defeats and one draw in their last three games and nothing but a win will boost their chances of winning a record eighth NPFL title this term.
Rivers United who ditched most of their regular stars for new and young players are unbeaten in three league outings so far this season.
Stanley Eguma’s side has recorded two away draws against Niger Tornadoes and Sunshine Stars with their only win coming against MFM FC last Sunday at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Defending champions, Lobi Stars who are also unbeaten this season will be guests of Bendel Insurance at the University of Benin Sports Complex.
The Makurdi club have played only two games so far this term due to their continental engagement.
Solomon Ogbeide’s men held Enyimba to an away draw in their first game and thrashed Kwara United 3-0 at home last Sunday. Their hosts are yet to taste victory on their return to the top flight.
They have only with three draws in their opening three games. At the Akure Sports Stadium, Sunshine Stars who bagged an away win on Sunday against Wikki Tourists will host Sunshine Stars in the South West Derby.
The home team drew their only home game this season, 1-1 against Rivers United on match day four, while Remo Stars are unbeaten on the road.
MFM will welcome struggling Wikki Tourists to the famous ‘Soccer Temple’ Agege Stadium, while it will be all northern affairs when Katsina United entertain Niger Tornadoes at the impressive Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
In Group B, surprise leaders, FC IfeanyiUbah have a chance to extend their unbeaten streak when they face Abia Warriors in the oriental derby at the IfeanyiUbah International Stadium, Nnewi.
The Uche Okagbue’s warss who struggled to impress last term have recorded three wins and two draws from their opening five games.
Brazilian tactician, Rafael Everton will be desperate to see his Akwa United side record their first win of the campaign when they file out against Go Round FC at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium.
The Promise Keepers who occupy last position in the Group B log have earned two draws and two defeats from four games.
The Pantami Stadium will be the venue of Gombe United versus Plateau United clash. Plateau United, who are one of the title favourites have lost one and drew one in two away games this season.
The hosts are unbeaten in their last two games, edging out Kano Pillars 2-0 in their penultimate fixture and securing a vital 0-0 draw versus Abia Warriors last Sunday.
Four-time champions, Kano Pillars will be up against Nasarawa United at the Sani Abacha Stadium, while El-kanemi Warriors and Yobe Desert Stars will do battle at the El-Kanemi Sports Stadium, Maiduguri.
Heartland has a chance to return to winning ways when they lock horns with Kada City at the Okigwe Township Stadium.