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NPFL: MFM, Tornadoes battle, as Heartland, IfeanyiUbah brace up for Oriental Derby

MFM will look to cement their top position in the Group A of the NPFL when they take on struggling Niger Tornadoes in their matchday-eight encounter at the Agege Stadium on Sunday.

The Olukoya Boys bagged their first away win of the campaign in their Wednesday’s 1-0 victory against Remo Stars at the Gateway International Stadium, Shagamu.

Fidelis Ikechukwu’s men who top the NPFL Group A standings with 12 points won their three previous home games this season.

Niger Tornadoes recorded their first win of the season, a 1-0 victory against Sunshine Stars in midweek.

The Minna side’s interim coach , Hamza Abara will be keen to see his side avoid defeat in this game as they continue the fight to escape the drop.

Former champions, Enyimba who have endured a shaky start to the NPFL new season will be up against Remo Stars in Aba.

Enyimba went down to a 2-1 defeat to Wikki Tourists in midweek, while Remo Stars lost 1-0 at home to MFM.

In Ilorin, Kwara United will host Wikki Tourists, while Sunshine Stars and Kastina United will do battle in another Group A contest at the Akure Township Stadium on Monday.

In the biggest match of the weekend, NPFL Group B leaders, FC Ifeanyi Ubah will face second placed Heartland at the Okigwe Township Stadium.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah head into the game in confident mood after edging out Gombe United 2-0 in midweek.

Heartland will hope for better luck this time around after going down to a 1-0 defeat to Abia Warriors in an Oriental derby clash on Wednesday.

Title favourites, Plateau United who have struggled to make impact in the NPFL this season will be at home to Go Round at the New Jos Stadium.

It will be an all northern affair when Kano Pillars host Yobe Desert Stars at the Sani Abacha Stadium, while El-kanemi Warriors will be out to end Abia Warriors’ two-game unbeaten streak when both sides lock horns in Maiduguri.

Two matches are billed for Monday in the Group B. Akwa United who are back to their best following two wins in their last two games after previously enduring a run of four games without a win , will take on new boys KADA City in Uyo.

At the Pantami Stadium, Gombe United will entertain Nasarawa United in another game billed for Monday.

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