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NPFL: Plateau United, Akwa United Seek To Regain Top Spot

NPFL: Plateau United, Akwa United Seek To Regain Top Spot

By Adeboye Amosu: Champions Plateau United will look to regain top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) when they host Enugu Rangers in their rescheduled match day nine fixture at the New Jos Stadium on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Jos club who still have another outstanding fixture aside from Wednesday’s game are sixth in the table with 15 points.
A win against Flying Antelopes will see them increase their haul to 18 points, one more than joint leaders Kano Pillars and Enyimba but they will need another title rival Akwa United to drop points in their clash against Lobi Stars to claim top position.
Kennedy Boboye’s men have lost only once in their last six games in all competitions.
Third-placed Akwa United will also have a go at top spot when they face Lobi Stars at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi in another rescheduled match day nine fixture.
The Promise Keepers have garnered 16 points from eight games and are a point behind the top two teams in the table (Kano Pillars and Enyimba).
 A win in the encounter will see them move to the top of the standings irrespective of the result of the game between Plateau United and Enugu Rangers.
Lobi Stars got a draw against MFM FC in their last fixture on Sunday and currently occupy the eighth position with 14 points in the table.
A win for the Pride of Rivers in this game will see them move up in the table.
At the Akure Township Stadium,  Sunshine Stars and MFM will clash in the South West derby.
The home team occupy the last position in the table and will be desperate to secure maximum points in the game, while MFM will hope to get a positive result ahead of their CAF Champions League first round, first leg fixture against Algeria’s MC Alger next week Wednesday.

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