The new year’s fixtures will begin with Katsina United making a road trip to the metropolitan city of Kaduna to face regional rivals Katsina United in one of the Nigeria Professional Football League match week two of the 2020/21 season.
The Sai Masu Gida were forced to 1-1 draw in their first match against Adamawa United in Gombe with the league veteran and captain Ali Rabiu open scoring in the 29th minutes of the encounter and making it his 64th goals in the club colours since 2013 season. The Kano based club are yet to find their rhythm since the ban on contact sports lifted by Nigeria’s PTF on Covid19, they were bundled out of the CAF Confederation by Burkina Faso’s AS Jaraaf 3-1 on aggregate and lost to Nasarawa United 5-0 in a warm-up game during the offseason.
For Katsina United, seven days since the last game – they win over Heartland at home – has provided just as much of a welcome rest and the two sides will be relishing this Sunday clash in Kaduna clash – their first meeting at home this season after they were held by Adamawa United in Gombe this season.
With new manager in both teams dugout, they are have been be able to make some changes to their lineups during the offseason transfer window
Emmanuel Soccoia’s men’s will be looking for their league win this weekend at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium to put the confidence to their diehard fans.
Manager Lionel Emmanuel Soccoia could give a node to Ivorian International Dosso Saib, Nwagua Nyima and Chris Madaki who could not make the trip to Gombe against Adamawa United last Sunday.
Gambo Mohammed, Daouda Kasally and Tasiu Lawal are expected to be in the lineup of the changi boys this weekend
With no home game since their ouster from the CAF Confederation Cup, some of the niggles around the Sai Masu Gida, such as Chris Madaki, should have had time to recover, giving Emmanuel Soccia a lifeline in the dugout.
Last season both teams played a ferocious 1-1 in Kano before the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Head to Head Statistics
Teams Kano Pillars Katsina United played so far 5 matches.
Kano Pillars won 2 direct matches. Katsina United won 1 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.40 goals per Match.
Kano Pillars in actual season average scored 1.00 goals per match. In 0 (%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 0 (%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.
Katsina United average scored 3.00 goals per match in season 2021. In 0 (%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 0 (%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.