By Adeboye Amosu:
Lobi Stars have another chance to underline their title credentials when they travel to Owerri where they will be guests of Heartland at the Dan Anyiam Stadium on Sunday.
Godwin Uwua's men who barely escaped the drop last term have emerged as one of the early front runners in the Nigeria Professional Football League in this campaign having won three and lost one of their opening four games.
Their top striker, Anthony Okpotu, has also hit the back of the net four times and he will be the one to shoulder goalscoring responsibility for his side once again.
Heartland have picked only two draws from two games and are yet to record a win in their four outings.
The Onikan Stadium, Lagos will witness the local derby between Ikorodu United and MFM FC.
Ikorodu United went down to a last minute goal against Enyimba on Thursday and will be out to banish the memory of that disappointing loss to the Peoples Elephant by picking maximum points in this game.
Rangers who have been in fantastic form this season will host Wikki Tourists at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on Saturday.
The two clubs have lost only once in four games.
Champions Enyimba look good to secure their second win of the season when they entertain El-Kanemi Warriors at their make shift home ground in Port Harcourt.
El-Kanemi are without a win in three games.
Kano Pillars and Akwa United will clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium, while Warri Wolves and Niger Tornadoes will do battle at the Warri City Stadium.
Struggling Shooting Stars who were hammered 3-1 by FC IfeanyiUbah in midweek have a chance to redeem themselves when they entertain Giwa FC at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.
Sunshine Stars caretaker boss, Kayode Olujohungbe, will oversee his first game in charge of the side when the Owena Waves file out against FC IfeanyiUbah in Akure.
Nasarawa United will continue their search for a first win this season when they take on Rivers United in Port Harcourt.
Plateau United and Abia Warriors will clash in the last fixture of the weekend.
WEEK FIVE FIXTURES
Rivers United V Nasarawa United
Shooting Stars V Giwa FC
Sunshine Stars V FC IfeanyiUbah
Ikorodu United V MFM FC
El-Kanemi W. V Enyimba
Heartland V Lobi Stars
Kano Pillars V Akwa United
Plateau United V Abia Warriors
Rangers V Wikki Tourists
Warri Wolves V Niger Tornadoes