By Adeboye Amosu:
Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves will kick-start matchday 24 action in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Friday at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The hosts who are sitting in third place in the table will be out to end the Seasiders' five games unbeaten streak.
Rangers will be without top scorer Chisom Egbuchulam who is ruled out of the game due to injury.
The Enugu side's head coach Imama Amapakabo however will count on the likes Bobby Clement, Obinna Nwobodo and Tope Orelope to shoulder goal scoring responsibilities.
Two matches will be played on Saturday. Relegation battlers, El-Kanemi Warriors, will take on Lobi Stars in the all-northern affair in Maiduguri, while 17th placed Heartland will do battle with Akwa United at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.
On Sunday, league leaders Wikki Tourists will face a tricky test when they confront 18th placed Plateau United at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.
Wikki are unbeaten in their last five games in the NPFL, with four wins and a draw.
Also on Sunday, Sunshine Stars and MFM will clash in the South West derby at the Akure Township Stadium.
The home side will be without their top scorer, Okiki Afolabi, who is rumoured to have travelled to Argentina to team up with a club in the South American nation.
Embattled Kano Pillars coach, Mohammed Babaganaru, will hope his side put behind them their inconsistent showings by securing maximum points when they take on Abia Warriors at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
The Sai Masu Gida will be without key duo, Rabiu Ali and Jamiu Alimi, who were sent off in last weekend's 3-1 against Wikki Tourists in Bauchi.
Nasarawa United and Niger Tornadoes will clash in the final fixture of the weekend.
MATCHDAY 24 FIXTURES
Friday, June 24 2016
Enugu Rangers V Warri Wolves
Saturday, June 25, 2016
El-Kanemi Warriors V Lobi Stars
Heartland V Akwa United
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Shooting Stars V FC IfeanyiUbah
Sunshine Stars V MFM FC
Kano Pillars V Abia Warriors
Plateau United V Wikki Tourists
Nasarawa United V Niger Tornadoes