Enugu Rangers, who are third on the NPFL table with 16 points, will host Plateau United in a league match on Wednesday at 16:00GMT.
Enugu have lost only 1 match in the first nine rounds of fixtures in the NPFL. They have not lost in the last 5, but they have not won in the last two.
The match against Plateau United will be important because only 1 point separates the two teams on the table.
Therefore, this match will be crucial for both teams as they seek to stay close to the sides at the top of the table – Rivers United and Remo Stars – both on 19 points.
In the last five rounds of fixtures in the NPFL, Enugu Rangers have won two and drawn three.
They have lost only once so far this season. Overall, they have had five wins and 4 draws.
Enugu have collected 16 points and dropped 11. This means that they are 3 points behind the league leaders.
United are just 1 point behind Enugu Ranges, with 15. They have lost 4 matches so far this season, winning five, and drawing none.
In their last five rounds of fixtures in the NPFL, Plateau United have won 3 and lost 3; they have collected 3 points and dropped 6 in the process.
Enugu Ranges report that their key players are fit and available for selection ahead of the clash against Plateau United on Wednesday.
Plateau United also had the full complement of their key members of the squad available for training ahead of playing at Enugu Rangers.
Possible Starting Lineups
Bonsu; A. Adubi, I. Nweke, P. Sane, U. Uwadiegwu; S. Abass, S. Asiegbu, T. Issif, U. Ugochukwu; C. Nnaji, C. Eziekwe
Akande; D. Itodo, A. Opara, A. Ikefe, Z. Rabiu; V. A. Eteng, B. Turba, C. Henlong; A. Abubakar, I. Chimezie, A. Bala
Players to Watch
The 20-year-old striker is central to Enugu Rangers’ plans this season. He is a powerful striker who possesses devastating pace, dribbling, and an eye for goal. These aspects can be combined to positive effect for Rangers.
Nnaji will be important for Enugu as they seek to maintain the pressure on the top 3 sides on the table, and retain the hope of challenging for the NPFL title this season.
The 24-year-old striker is a crucial part of the Plateau United squad and team this season.
As Plateau United chase a for a long-shot title challenge this season, or qualifying for the CAF continental tournament, Bala will be the central driving force of the team’s approach, getting goals, and breaking down stubborn defensive organisations in the NPFL.
His work rate, pace, and aerial prowess are important attributes for Plateau United, and they will be needed when they face Enugu Rangers on Wednesday.
Enugu Ranges and Plateau United are finely balanced in terms of their squad abilities and talent levels.
Expect Enugu to take the initiative to dominate since they will be at home. Plateau United will be pragmatic and pose a threat through the counter attack.
A draw is the favoured result for this match give how matched these sides are.
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