Katsina United will be the guests of former league champions Enyimba in one of the postponed NPFL matchday 23 at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar on Sunday.
Katsina United, who are still basking in the euphoria of their 1 – 0 victory over Rangers, one of the teams with the best away records this season.
Destiny Ashadi scored the only goal in that encounter to give his team all three points.
Enyimba, on the other hand, will go into this game on the back of a five-star performance that saw them score three brilliant goals in Nasarawa last week.
Even though they lost 4 -3, they gave a good fight.
The three away goals will serve as the necessary tonic needed ahead of Sunday’s encounter when they host Katina United
Joshua Agboola and Martins Usule are two among the star players Katsina United will rely on to fire them to a positive result in this promising encounter.
While Enyimba depend on former Gombe United player Austine Oladapo and Wasiu Alalade to give ‘The Changi Boys’ a run for their money.
Katsina United have lost six of their key players to injury and fatigue and they have failed to make the trip to Calabar.
Tasiu Lawal, Lukman Muhammed, Destiny Ashadi (the team’s highest goal scorer with 7 goals and 6 assists), Timothy Danladi, Frank Kappa, Dami Paul will all miss this tie.
Bulky striker Odeyemi Ebenezer will also not be part of this game owing to his wedding in Lagos today.
They have met three times. Once this season and twice last season
‘The Changi Boys’ won the first leg last season 2 – 1 at home, while the reversed fixture went the way of Enyimba 1 – 0 at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
Enyimba also lost 2 – 0 to Katsina United early this year at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina
Katsina United in the last five league games
Enyimba in the last five league games
Katsina United – Joseph Adah Oma
Enyimba – Austin Oladapo
Venue – U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar
Date – Sunday, 10th June, 2018
Time – 4PM