By Adeboye Amosu:
Title rivals Enugu Rangers and Rivers United will clash in the standout fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The visitors sit at the top of the log with 53 points, two more than their hosts who occupy third position.
A win for either side will boost their title hopes and it promises to be an interesting encounter in the Coal City.
At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano Pillars will seek to bounce back from their demoralizing 4-0 defeat against Shooting Stars last weekend when they confront Sunshine Stars.
Sunshine Stars were held at home by Heartland in their last game and need a positive result in this game to keep their hopes of picking a continental ticket alive.
Lobi Stars and defending champions Enyimba will also keep a date at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
Both side's picked valuable away points in their rescheduled tie on Wednesday.
In Jos, Plateau United and Shooting Stars have a chance to further steer clear from the relegation zone when they fight for maximum points at Rwang Pam Stadium.
Relegation battlers, Heartland and Warri Wolves will keep a date with Ikorodu United and Nasarawa United respectively.
MFM FC who are also fighting hard to beat the drop face a tough away fixture at Uyo where they will tackle home side, Akwa United.
El- Kanemi Warriors will host Niger Tornadoes in the first matchday 34 fixture at the El-Kanemi Stadium, Maiduguri on Saturday.
MATCHDAY 34 FIXTURES
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
El-Kanemi Warriors V Niger Tornadoes
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Heartland V Ikorodu United
Kano Pillars V Sunshine Stars
Plateau United V Shooting Stars
Rangers V Rivers United
Warri Wolves V Nasarawa United
Akwa United V MFM FC
Lobi Stars V Enyimba
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Abia Warriors V FC IfeanyiUbah