By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria Professional Football League champions Enyimba will seek to revive their fading title hopes when they take on Oriental rivals Enugu Rangers at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Peoples Elephant sit in the fifth position, seven points behind leaders and second placed Wikki Tourists and Rangers who both have 47 points.
With two outstanding games still to be played, a win in the derby will boost Paul Aigbogun's men's title hopes and put pressure on the front runners.
Both sides suffered disappointing results last weekend with Enyimba losing 2-0 to Plateau United in Jos, while Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Lobi Stars.
At the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, Shooting Stars and Sunshine Stars will clash in the South West derby.
Sunshine Stars have lost once in eight games, while the hosts will be buoyed by last weekend's 3-1 home win against Niger Tornadoes.
Leaders Wikki Tourists face a tricky away trip to Uyo where they will confront Akwa United.
Abdu Maikaba's have struggled in recent games and have recorded only one win in their last five games.
In Nnewi, in-form FC IfeanyiUbah who are without defeat in their last eight games in all competitions will do battle with Kano Pillars, while MFM FC will entertain Plateau United at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.
Lobi Stars will test their strength against Warri Wolves at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
The last two fixtures will see Nasarawa United face El-Kanemi Warriors, while Niger Tornadoes and Abia Warriors will clash at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.
MATCHDAY 29 FIXTURES
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Nasarawa United V El-Kanemi Warriors
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Shooting Stars V Sunshine Stars
FC IfeanyiUbah V Kano Pillars
MFM FC V Plateau United
Enyimba V Enugu Rangers
Lobi Stars V Warri Wolves
Akwa United V Wikki Tourists
Niger Tornadoes V Abia Warriors
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