Niger Tornadoes have a chance to increase their points haul to 48 if they could beat relegation-troubled Wikki Tourists ofÂ Bauchi. The match which is billed for Minna on Wednesday will be a test of character for both teams as they fight different battles.
Tornadoes began the season on a promising note. They were the first team to record an away win this season when they defeated Gombe United 2-0 in Gombe.
They continued picking victories here and there but the slippery nature of football leagues all over the world stalled their early progress.
Standing 7th on the league table with eight matches under their belts, the Minna-based side could still make hay and garner enough points that could see them compete in one of the continental competitions. That is why they cannot postpone their relaunch for the continent to a later date than Wednesday.
But against a side like Wikki who are haunted by relegation, they may have their hands full. On January 9th Wikki defeated Tornadoes 2-0. The reverse fixture now rescheduled for WednesdayÂ is going to be tough, and for football fans in Minna, it promises to be a fulfilling day.