The top clash in week five of the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL, sees defending champions, Plateau United, host Lagos based Mountain of Fires and Miracles, MFM FC at the New Jos Stadium, Jos.
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The two CAF Champions League sides in Nigeria will face each other in what promises to be a thrilling encounter in Jos. pic.twitter.com/DoYSPygr4A
— MFMFCLagos (@MFMFC_Lagos) January 27, 2018
The hosts have started the season as they ended the last, top of the league table, having won three of their four games so far, losing the other.
For the visitors, MFM, two wins and two losses in four means they already are chasing the champions and currently find themselves at the wrong end of the table, 13th on six points.
Plateau will be looking to not only maintain but strengthen their position at the top, while the side managed by the youthful Fidelis llechukwu would do well to avoid falling further behind the home side, who already lead them by three points going into the game today.
Elsewhere in the league, the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt will be hosting another top tie this weekend when Rivers United welcome the giants from Aba, two-time Champions League winners, Enyimba in what’s sure to be a titanic battle.
And on Sunday, it’s a Northern affair when El-Kanemi Warriors battle former champions, Kano Pillars, in Maiduguri.
Saturday 27 January
Plateau United v MFM
Sunday 28 January
Wikki Tourist v FCIU
Akwa United v Kwara United
Lobi v N. Tornadoes
Heartland v Yobe Stars
Nasarawa v Raw Int’l
Rivers United v Enyimba
Abia Warriors v S. Stars
El-Kanemi v K. Pillars