By Tunde Eludini
Enyimba International, who are currently top on the Nigeria Premier League table, will on Sunday host bottom side, FC Taraba, as the Week 25 matches of the NPFL takes place across the country.
The venue of the clash is the Aba International Stadium where the Peoples Elephant have so far been formidable this season.
Enyimba FC will be hoping to maintain their lead on the log by securing another home win over a relegation bound side.
In their last outing at home, Enyimba piped Kano Pillars 1-0 to open a two-point gap at the summit of the NPFL log. In other Sunday fixtures, a grudge match is in the offing as Kwara United host fierce rivals, Shooting Stars, at the Ilorin Township Stadium.
The Harmony Boys, as the Kwara team are now referred to, have been struggling in the second half of the league with no victories so far in all their outings. The team lost by a lone goal away to Heartland last Sunday and suffered a similar defeat in Ilorin against Wikki Tourists on Wednesday. On Match Day 22, the Harmony Boys were again beaten 2-0 by El-Kanemi Warriors. Their last victory was the 2-1 victory over Dolphins FC on Match Day 21 in Ilorin. Elsewhere in Makurdi, 2015 Federation cup finalists, Lobi Stars, will entertain FC IfeanyiUbah at the Aper Aku Stadium.
Coach Dan Amokachi is expected to fashion out another strategy that would help the visitors build on the away victory they secured last time away to Enugu Rangers.
At the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Rangers International will welcome Dolphins FC, while Abia Warriors trade tackle with Heartland FC.
In Akure, Sunshine Stars know they need a convincing win to stay in touching distance with Enyimba. The Akure Gunners are up against El-Kanemi Warriors.
NPFL Week 25 Fixtures
Enyimba Vs FC Taraba Bayelsa Utd Vs Sharks Lobi Stars Vs FC Ifeanyiubah Akwa Utd Vs Giwa FC Rangers Vs Dolphins Sunshine Stars Vs El-Kanemi Warri Wolves Vs Wikki Abia Warriors Vs Heartland Kwara Utd Vs Shooting Stars Kano Pillars Vs Nasarawa Utd