By Adeboye Amosu:
It will be an oriental clash between first and second placed teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League when FC IfeanyiUbah and Rangers clash at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Rangers toppled their Oriental rivals in the table midweek following a 2-0 home win against Plateau United.
The Nnewi- based outfit have amassed 19 points, while Rangers who were held to a 1-1 draw by MFM FC at the Agege Stadium on Wednesday are on 18 points.
Third placed Abia Warriors, the only side yet to taste defeat in the league this season have a chance to extend that run when they confront Lobi Stars at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
Kennedy Boboye's led side are sweating on the fitness of top striker, Chisom Chikatara who missed the midweek 2-1 win at Akwa United due to injury.
Former champions, Kano Pillars will hope to return to winning ways when they host Nasarawa United at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
The Sai Masu Gida's six- games winning streak was halted by Giwa FC in the midweek.
Ikorodu United and Sunshine Stars will clash in the South West derby, while Jos rivals, Plateau United and Giwa will battle for supremacy at the Rwang Pam Stadium.
Shooting Stars who are yet to pick a point on their travels this season will be guests to El-kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri.
In Owerri, Heartland and Rivers United will do battle in what is expected to be a highly entertaining affair.
The visitors are without defeat in their last three games.
Struggling Warri Wolves will keep a date with high flying MFM FC at the Warri City Stadium.
Akwa United who lost 2-1 against Abia Warriors at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Wednesday have another chance to make amend for that defeat when they slug it out with Niger Tornadoes at the same venue.
MATCH DAY -11 FIXTURES
Ikorodu United V Sunshine Stars
El-kanemi W. V Shooting Stars
Heartland V Rivers United
Kano Pillars V Nasarawa United
Plateau United V Giwa FC
Rangers V FC IfeanyiUbah
Warri Wolves V MFM FC
Abia Warriors V Lobi Stars
Akwa United V Niger Tornadoes