By Taye Hassan Adigun
Jigawa Golden Stars will have first the first taste of Nigeria Professional Football League for the first time in 12 years when they visit Wikki Tourists at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe in the matchday 01 of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League.
The dutse based side was busy during the off-season transfer windows to bolster their squad ahead of the new season.
The giant killers surprised many followers of the league as they were beaten 5-3 on a penalty by Nasarawa United after the solid miners to a 1-1 quarterfinalist at the 3rd edition of the 2019 Ahlan Cup preseason tournament in Kano fortnight ago.
Club coach Ibrahim Rabiu Tata has promised a good show against Wikki Tourists during a press conference organized by the club digital media department JigawaGSFC Digital Media “We have a lot of respect, they good and tested players at their disposal”
“We watched their game during the 2019 Ahlan Cup preseason tournament in Kano, we understand their playing pattern and their approach to the ball”
“We are here in Gombe to play against one of the best club sides in the NPFL, it going to be a wonderful experience, not just me, but for the players as well, he concluded.
Wikki Tourists will be hoping to put the sudden exit of their coach Aliyu Zubair during the offseason who has penned a deal with their regional rivals Gombe United.
Jigawa Golden Stars Team News
Ayinde Yusuf is expected to be fit after picking up an injury during the preseason games, he will be inline of attack cause damage alongside the Nigeria Professional Football League hot-shot Samuel Agba who also joined from relegated side Gombe United during the off-season transfer window.
Bilal Yakubu and Olarewaju Rahaman are expected to get coach Rabiu Tata’s node for their league game against the Bauchi elephants
Isa Lankat is also expected to marshal the midfield for the new boys alongside 2019 Ahlancup preseason tournament surprise package Kingsley
Wikki Tourists Team News
Daniel Jackson who joined during the off-season could be available alongside Ahmed Jimoh in the midfield.
Adeshina Isa Gata, Ajasa Olushola and Idris Guda Ahmed are also hoping to add bite to the attack against the giant Killers.