Two NPFL giants will face each other this Sunday in what to be the clash of the titans as title chasers Lobi Stars host former champions Kano Pillars in the Match day 23 at the Paper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
The host still basking from the euphoria of the 1-0 savouring away victory over Kwara United in Ilorin.
The game is by every standard a big game and arguably the star match of Day 23, looking at the existing pedigree of the two clubs, current performance and standing on log, one will not but expect a thriller.
The poor start of Pillars not withstanding, they have since bounce back to reckoning and still appear as an unsong title contender, currently occupying a less fancied 7 position on the League Table with 30 points, 1 outstanding game that may likely take them to the 4 position, Lobi Stars should bear it in mind that they are not just playing a league game but a hot chaser as well.
Lobi Stars had achieved a rare feat by beating Pillars in Kano in the first round of 2019/2020. The Match Day 23 game provides an opportunity for Lobi Stars to confirm superiority over fellow giants (Pillars) in the ensuing season while Pillars will be coming in with the spirit of taking their pound of flesh.
Lobi Stars are placed joint second in a keenly competitive league as the leaders are only 1 point superior. The game against Pillars will guarantee a comfortable and more assuring place for Lobi on the log if they are able to pocket the 3 points at the end of the encounter.
Everything is been put right by Lobi Stars in readiness for the game, the team additionally received a boost on Saturday as Governor Ortom visit with a bang, leaving the team with a new brand, latest model, Toyota Coaster 36 seater bus and cash support of 10 Million Naira to replace the one gutted by fire and cushion the effect of loses incurred during the fire incidence respectively.
With such gesture, Lobi Stars don’t have to give back anything less than a resounding victory to the Governor in appreciation.
Fielding questions from the media on the importance of the game against Pillars shortly after the Governor’s visit, The Executive Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars Mr Mike Idoko told the press that, the game against Pillars is as important as any other game, that no game is less important and Lobi Stars will approach it like any other game.
He call on Lobi Stars family to continue in fervent prayers for the club and enjoined the fans to turn up enmass and cheer the team to victory.
Other NPFL Match Day 23 games are as follows;
Wikki Tourists FC vs Plateau United FC
Jigawa G. Stars FC vs Kwara United FC
Dakkada FC vs Heartland FC
Rivers United FC vs FC Ifeanyiubah
MFM FC vs Rangers Int’l FC
Adamawa United FC vs Warri Wolves FC
Sunshine Stars FC vs Abia Warriors FC
Akwa United FC vs Enyimba Int’l FC
Nasarawa United FC vs Katsina United FC