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Rangers, Pillars, Wikki stake unbeaten runs in NPFL matches


It is Matchday 19, the midway point of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, and all indices point to another high competitiveness at all sections of the log.

The pendulum of leadership have been swinging between three clubs, Plateau United, Lobi Stars and Rivers United, but they all know that others like Akwa United, Kano Pillars and surprise team of the season, Dakkada are fast on their heels.

The fight is no different at the midsection of the log, which has seen Abia Warriors, Katsina United, Heartland and perhaps defending champions, Enyimba doing all they can to stay away from the drop zone.


That dreaded drop zone has harboured the likes of Adamawa United, Jigawa Golden Stars, Nasarawa United, Kwara United with Wikki Tourists and Rangers, which is making a late surge away from the group.

But then, the-not-too-flattering tag of ‘mid-season champions’ is poised to fall between North Central rivals, Lobi Stars and Plateau United, while other teams on the road of resurgence after below par starts face very herculean tasks at different away venues this weekend.

On the lower rung of the ladder, teams are gradually coming to terms with the relegation dogfight that lies ahead of them in the second half of the season and so, such battle to avoid the ignominious drop intensifies from Match Day 19, this weekend.


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