NPFL Matchday 8 Preview: Nasarawa United Set To Cage Enyimba In Lafia
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By Eche Amos
The Solid Miners will be looking to overturn their narrow 0-1 defeat to Plateau United during the Nigeria Professional Football League matchday seven cracker held at the New Jos Stadium Friday, last week as they play-host to Enyimba FC of Aba in the NPFL matchday eight fixture in the midweek in Lafia.
Though the Coach Bala Nikyu-tutored wards tasted defeat for the first time in this campaign, they are determined to return to winning ways again.
Just one point separates the two teams, with Enyimba occupying the 2nd position with fifteen points while Nasarawa United sits third with fourteen points, but with superior goals difference.
With no injury concern for the Lafia based club, hopes are high to see the Governor A.A. Sule Boys quickly return to the top of the NPFL table as they have been condemned to victory at the expense of the Aba Elephants.
Their guests have lost two games on the road, one more than the Solid Miners since the beginning of the 2020/2021 football season, and Nasarawa United are prepared to compound their poor away form when both teams clash today (Wednesday) in Lafia in what promises to be an action-packed clash.
Kick-off at the Lafia City Stadium is scheduled for 4pm, tomorrow(Wednesday), 3rd February 2021.
Setting The Scene
Nasarawa United lost 1-3 in the pair’s last meeting in Aba during the 2019/2020 League Season with the travellers conceding 2-0 in Lafia in the return fixture, courtesy of goals from Chinedu Ohanachom and Maigishiri Dauda before the league was aborted due to the outbreak of the deadly global coronavirus pandemic.
Early Team News
It is pretty difficult to guess which United players will be
available until the pre-match meeting, at a date and time to be confirmed.
Big Talking Point:
Coach Bala Nikyu believes it’s not the time to get the boys distracted by fabricated opinions by individuals who don’t know the spirit of the team.
Shortly after the game against Plateau United in Jos, the Solid Miners’ gaffer had stated that “Enyimba are beatable”, stressing that “Enyimba are not Manchester or Arsenal.”
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans are still not permitted to attend matches and all NPFL League fixtures are being played
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