By Adeboye Amosu:
Rangers will seek to maintain top position in the Nigeria Professional Football League when they face Giwa FC in a tricky away fixture on Sunday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Flying Antelopes who beat Oriental rivals FC IfeanyiUbah 1-0 in their last game to return to the top of the table will be facing a wounded opponent who will be desperate to return to winning ways following their 3-1 defeat to Nasarawa United in a rescheduled week three fixture in midweek.
Third-placed FC IfeanyiUbah will entertain Warri Wolves in Nnewi.
The hosts will return to the top of the table should they beat their opponents and Rangers lose to Giwa FC.
Warri Wolves on the other hand head into the game in confident mood after ending Abia Warriors’ unbeaten streak on Thursday.
MFM and Wikki Tourists will start match day 12 action when they do battle at the Agege Stadium on Friday.
The Olukoya Boys are without a win in their last four games in the NPFL.
Sunshine Stars who are still basking in the euphoria of their 2-1 win against champions Enyimba in their rescheduled tie on Wednesday will keep a date with El-Kanemi Warriors at the Akure Township Stadium, while Shooting Stars will be up against Heartland in Ibadan.
At the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers United will host former champions, Kano Pillars.
The home side have lost once in four games, while Pillars have lost once in eight outings.
In Lafia, resurgent Nasarawa United will be keen to build on their impressive win against Giwa FC in midweek when they trade tackles with Plateau United.
Relegation haunted Ikorodu United who are without a win in their last nine games will look to end the drought when they travel to Lokoja to face Niger Tornadoes.
Lobi Stars and Akwa will clash in the last game of the weekend in Makurdi.
MATCH DAY 12 FIXTURES
Niger Tornadoes V Ikorodu United
Nasarawa United V Plateau United
Sunshine Stars V El-Kanemi Warriors
Shooting Stars V Heartland
Rivers United V Kano Pillars
Giwa FC V Rangers
Ifeanyiubah V Warri Wolves
Lobi Stars V Akwa United
MFM FC V Wikki Tourists