The NPFL resumes this midweek as Nasarawa United takes a long trip to Nnewi to book a date with FC Ifeanyi Uba on Match Day 2.
After ending a bad spell of not winning an opening match for more than 3 seasons when they defeated Abia Warriors at the Lafia City Stadium last Sunday, Nasarawa United will fancy their chances as they come up against an Ifeanyi Uba side that drew away to Plateau United in one of the match day one group B fixtures in Jos.
Speaking ahead of the tie, mercurial midfielder Isah Ndala has revealed that United are battle ready to take everything to the Anambra warriors on match day.
“We lost narrowly to them the last time we came, the loss was a bitter pill to swallow as we outplayed them on their turf thereby we will play our game then hope we secure the full points, he disclosed”.
Having lost the services of key players like Thomas Zenke (Enyimba), Suraj Ayeleso (Kano Pillars), Seun Sogbeso (Sunshine stars), Sulieman Mohammed (Wikki Tourist) and Ishaya Anyu (Gombe United) due to transfers, the solid miners as Nasarawa United are widely known however brought in the services of Abubakar Lawal, Attah Kadiri, Bello Abubakar, Subaru Adeiza and Friday Achimogwu to replace the departed players.
On his targets this season, Ndala disclosed that winning the title tops his lists of priorities as nothing is impossible.
“This season we have the influx of young and energetic players who are ready to make their names in the round leather game, with their zeal I believe we have what it takes to win the NPFL title come the end of the season” Ndala concluded.
Complete midweek fixtures for match day 2:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Niger Tornadoes vs Rivers United
MFM FC vs Kwara United
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Abia Warriors vs Go Round FC
FC Ifeanyiubah vs Nasarawa United
Heartland vs Plateau United
Thursday, January 17, 2019
El-Kanemi Warriors vs Kano Pillars
Lobi Stars are the current champions of Nigeria after they picked up last season’s crown