By Omolagba Oluwayemi
Football Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Having lost a possible away win in match day one of The NPFL 2020/2021 to FC Ifeanyi Ubah in Nnewi last Sunday December 27, 2020 behind close doors, Lobi Stars are back to their home base, poised to make mince meat of MFM tomorrow Sunday January 3, 2021 inside the main bowl of The Aper Aku Stadium to put themselves on an improved position on the league table.
MFM recorded their first victory in match Day 1 against Warri Wolves and are looking good on the log for now. A win for MFM will place them top ranked.
Contrastingly, MFM in their last 7 encounters against Lobi Stars failed to record any win. Lobi Stars won 4 , Draw 1 out of the last 5 league games and won the 2 games in the first and second edition of Dapo Abiodun preseason tournament. A record that envisage no threat to Lobi Stars as it stands.
Not withstanding, no NPFL Club is a push over and as such Lobi Stars need to up their game in order to live up to their ratings, especially as they would approach the game with angst arising from the Nnewi defeat.
Speaking to Lobi Stars Media, The technical Adviser of the club Coach Kabiru Dogo was quoted as saying:
“I wish all Lobi Stars fans a happy New year and a resolve to win the game against MFM convincingly.
“Though we lost our match day 1 in Nnewi in the hands of FC Ifeanyi Ubah but the league is still young enough to bounce back, the spirit in the camp is high and the team is prepared to hammer MFM.
“MFM is not a push over team but we are pretty ready for the three points.”
Lobi Stars forward player and former MFM player Austine Ogunye in a telephone chat with Lobi Stars Media conveyed the high level confidence in the camp, that they have talk to themselves and resolve to avoid the mistakes that worked against them in Nnewi. That they are going for nothing short of a resounding victory with a wide goal margin.
Other Match Day 2 games in the nine other NPFL centers are:
Kano Pillars VsKatsina United
Heartland VsNasarawa United
Wikki Tourists VsPlateau United
Kwara United VsEnyimba Int’l
Abia Warriors VsRivers United
Rangers Int’l VsAkwa United
Dakada VsJigawa G. Stars
Sunshine Stars VsIfeanyi Ubah
Warri WolvesVsAdamawa United FC
Credit: Austin Tyowua
Lobi Stars FC)
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