Leaders Sunshine Face Tricky Test Against Abia Warriors
By Adeboye Amosu:
Hostilities resume in the Glo Premier League on Sunday after three weeks break with Garden City rivals, Dolphins and Sharks, facing each other in what is the biggest match of the weekend.
Players of the two teams only resumed training on Monday after a seven-day strike in protest of the non-payment of their salaries and other entitlements. It remains to be seen if they will be up to their best in an encounter which they need to get something positive from to improve their positions on the log.
Log leaders, Sunshine stars of Akure, must negotiate a tricky away trip to Abia Warriors to ward off the threat of their challengers for the title.
At the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, 3SC new head coach, Gbenga Ogunbote, will face his first baptism of fire when his side host 18th placed Lobi Stars of Makurdi.
His counterpart at Rangers, Imama Amakabo, will also take charge of the Flying Antelopes for the first time in a competitive game against Kwara United after he was promoted to the role of technical adviser following the sacking of his former boss Kelechi Emeteole.
Former champions, Enyimba Football Club of Aba, travel to Bauchi where they will be guests of Wikki Tourists.
In an all other northern affair, El-kanemi host Taraba United at their make shift home ground in Kano.
Jos based outfit, Giwa Fc will hope to maintain their fairytale run when they square against Gabros United at the Rwang Pam stadium.
Dan Ayiam Stadium, Owerri is the venue of the fixture between Heartland and Bayelsa United, while the tie between Nasarawa United and Akwa United billed for the Lafia Township Stadium completes the line-up of games for weekend.