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The battle to win the championship this season is among five teams, namely Enyimba, Warri Wolves, Sunshine Stars, Wikki Tourists and Giwa FC. And at the other end of the table, FC Taraba, Bayelsa United, Sharks and Dolphins will step up the fight to stay up in the top flight.
Table toppers Enyimba, whose 10-match unbeaten run was halted by Giwa FC in Week 28, welcome relegation-haunted Dolphins.
Looking at the positions of both teams and their recent forms, Enyimba look good to claim the three points at stake to remain on top of the league.
A loss for Dolphins will push them back to the relegation dog-fight after they got out of the drop zone at the end of Week 28 games.
Sunshine Stars who were on top for several weeks are yet to win in their last three games but will be looking to bounce back this weekend when they host Nasarawa United.
A victory in this game will put their title aspiration back on track. Sunshine Stars have goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Prince Aggreh back from the Super Eagles camp to boost their squad.
Second-placed Warri Wolves will hope for victory as they host strugglers Kwara United. Wolves have been outstanding in recent times and will hope it continues when they host Kwara.
Though star striker Gbolahan Salami has been ruled out of the game due to a groin injury, Wolves do not lack the quality to do the job.
An interesting game is expected when two traditional teams, Shooting Stars and Rangers, clash in Enugu on Sunday.
‘The Flying Antelopes’ are going through a torrid time and their players went on strike ahead of the game to press home for their unpaid wages.
This may be an advantage for 3SC to claim victory or a point in the game as the players’ morale is down.
A win for 3SC will improve their chances to fight for a continental ticket. Coach Festus Allen's Sharks continue their survival battle when they host FC IfeanyiUbah, who are still hopeful of getting a continental ticket.
A victory in this game will boost their survival battle. The other Port Harcourt based team Sharks will hope to take full advantage of their two successive home games when they take on FC IfeanyiUbah on Sunday.
‘The Blue Angels’ recorded their first win in four outings against Kano Pillars on Monday and will hope that a win over the ‘Anambra Warriors’ further eases their relegation woes.
Akwa United will host Heartland as the Uyo team battle to keep their spot in the top flight.
Week 29 fixtures
- Sharks vs IfeanyiUbah
- Taraba vs Giwa
- Enyimba vs Dolphins
- Bayelsa vs El Kaneni
- Lobi vs Wikki
- Akwa vs Heartland
- Rangers vs 3SC
- Sunshine vs Nasarawa
- Wolves vs Kwara
- Pillars Vvs Abia