With Mfon Udoh having inspired the Elephants to a win at Abia Warriors, today’s encou-nter could prove pivotal in deciding the destiny of the trophy. Warri Wolves play Enyimba today desperate to strip the hosts of winning the Nigeria Professional Football League title.
With two matches remaining, Enyimba lead Wolves by six points at the summit, while reigning champions Kano Pillars have dropped off the pace in recent weeks.
And a draw for the
People’s Elephants will see them lift the NPFL diadem with a game to spare.
The two clubs have enjoyed a brilliant season little wonder this encounter is generating lots of hype. Slightly away from this, this weekend’s meeting in Aba carries extra significance as the season enters its final stretch.
Although it would be a massive task to upstage Kadiri Ikhana’s men from the peak of the log, they will hope to avoid defeat against as their second position and automatic qualification for next season’s Caf Champions League is yet to be secured.
Coach Ikhana feels there is still work for his team to do, claiming the league is not yet won until their final game of the season.
“It has been a good season and everyone’s cooperation has really made the team so thick. We are still working very hard because it is not over yet ,” he said.
“No one has won the Nigeria Premier League yet. We have to keep our feet on the ground to see that we are not dethroned from the top of the table.
“Until our last game we won’t celebrate yet because as it stands, anything can still happen. But then, we have great hope and we will continue to remain positive till we are crowned champions.
The first leg ended in a 1-0 defeat of the hosts and Paul Aigbogun’s men know that failure to tame the rampaging Elephants before their home fans would mean they would wait till next season to launch another title bid.