By Jude Opara
As the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) enters Week 17 this weekend, seven times champions, Enyimba International of Aba will be hosting FC Ifeanyi Ubah in an Oriental derby which promises to be a must watch.
Interestingly, while Enyimba secured a 1-1 draw at Kwara United, Ifeanyi Ubah on the other hand had a good outing with a resounding 3-1 win over Sunshine Stars of Akure.
Rivers United will host Nasarawa United in Port Harcourt. Both teams are condemned to win so as to brighten their chances obn the log.
Katsina United will be taking a long trip to Umuahia where they will be guests to Abia Warriors of Umuahia. While the home side is 11th on the log, Katsina who are third on the table will have their hands full against their hosts.
In Jos, defending champions, Plateau United will be involved in another dervy of the week when they play host to league leaders, Lobi Stars of Markurdi.
Kano Pillars will host Akwa United at the Sani Abacha Stadium while Wikki Tourists will take a tour to Sunshine Stars.
At the Cathedral, Rangers International of Enugu will host bottom placed Kwara United of Illorin while Go Round FC will be trying Niger Tornadoes just as MFM of Lagos will take a long trip to Damaturu to confront Yobe Desert Stars.