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NPFL Match Day 3: MFM hunts down 3SC as Wikki and Pillars rekindle rivalry

26/02/2016

/ by Imhons Erons
An NPFL match
Match Day 3 actions resume in the Nigeria Professional Football League, with Lobi Stars and MFM the only sides left with a 100% winning record. The likes of Warri Wolves, Wikki Tourists and Heartland have also not tasted defeat in the two-week-old league while matches involving Nasarawa United, Enyimba and Akwa United have once again been postponed due to their continental engagements.
High-spending Ifeanyi Ubah travel to Port Harcourt, where Enyimba have already fallen this season, to keep a date with rebranded Rivers United.
Giant-killing MFM will travel to Shooting Stars to repeat Lobi’s match-winning performance at the home of the Ibadan warlords. 3SC currently have no point on board and have a daunting task against the league’s newcomers.
Wikki Tourists have nothing to fear as they travel to Kano to rekindle their Northern rivalry with their more illustrious brothers. Pillars however will look to bounce back from their frustrating defeat to Warri Wolves last match day after a last minute goal deny them a share of the points.
There is still no baptism of fire yet for Ikorodu United as the newcomers continue to rub shoulders with league’s big boys. On Sunday, Lobi Stars will travel to Lagos with the intention of teaching the homers a lesson or two about the Premier League.
It’s an Eastern derby as Heartland trade tackles with Abia Warriors. Both sides remain unbeaten but two draws out of two games played means the hosts start the game with fewer points than their guests who already boasts of 4 points from the same number of matches.
Brimming with confidence from showing relentless energy and persistence to overcome former champions Kano Pillars in the dying seconds of their Match Day 2 encounter, Warri Wolves will travel to Plateau United with all the intention of embarrassing their guests.
Rangers have sharpened their arsenal in a bid to gun down Tornadoes when the Minna-based side jet into Enugu for their crucial NPFL tie on Sunday. Niger Tornadoes have not won any match since their return to the elite league and Rangers will aim to keep it that way atleast till after this weekend.
The three matches: Nasarawa United vs Giwa, Sunshine Stars vs Enyimba and El-Kanemi Warriors vs Akwa United, have all been rescheduled to take place next week due to some of the clubs continental commitments.
This weekend’s matches:
Rivers United vs FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Shooting Stars vs MFM
Ikorodu United vs Lobi Stars
Heartland vs Abia Warriors
Kano Pillars vs Wikki Tourists
Plateau United vs Warri Wolves
Rangers vs Niger Tornadoes
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