LOBI STARS SET TO RUB SALT INTO FC IFEANYIUBAH’S FESTERING WOUNDS
Last Sunday, May 9, Lobi Stars returned home empty handed from an encounter they approached with optimism but were unlucky to suffer a 1-2 loss against their less fancied opponents, Jigawa Golden Stars at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
Undaunted by the narrow loss, Lobi Stars will this Sunday, May 16 be all out with venom to crush relegation threatened FC Ifeanyi Ubah in an NPFL 2020/2021, Match Day 21 at the Aper Aku Stadium Makurdi.
On paper, it may be tempting to dismiss the 19th placed FC Ifeanyi Ubah with a wave of hand as weak opponent, especially if they are rated based on the current situation in their camp but their capacity to wreak havoc cannot be underestimated.
Moreover, FC IfeanyiUbah recently proved they are pushover when they were forced to 2-2 draw in Aba by highly rated Enyimba FC in their rescheduled week 14 encounter.
From the forgoing, Lobi Stars parading the full compliment of a mid season rejigged squad and a superior Head-to-Head record are highly favoured to take home the three points which would help improve their fortunes on the league table.
Lobi Stars are currently placed 11th position on the log which is inarguably not befitting of a team of their widely acclaimed pedigree.
Recounting the last 5 games of the two clubs in the current NPFL season, Lobi Stars won 3 games and lost 2, recording an impressive 9 points best of 15, while FC Ifeanyi Ubah have not recorded any win in their last 5 games as they only managed two draws one of which is the well deserved 2-2 draw in Aba to put in their kitty only three points out of a possible 15.
On head to head, the pride of Benue have played 10 times against FC Ifeanyi Ubah and have won 4, drawn 3 and lost 3.
In the last 5 games Lobi Stars won 2, drew, 2 and lost only 1 to the visitors.
Lobi Stars’ Head- to-Head in last 5 Games with FC IfeanyiUbah
27/12/20 Ifeanyi Ubah – Lobi Stars1 : 0
18/03/20, Lobi Stars – Ifeanyi Ubah1 : 0
24/11/19, Ifeanyi Ubah – Lobi Stars 0 : 0
04/02/18, Lobi Stars – Ifeanyi Ubah1 : 0
09/09/17, Ifeanyi Ubah – Lobi Stars1 : 1
Coach Kabiru Dogo has assured the expectant Makurdi fans of a good game just as he expressed hope for a convincing goal margin.
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