The abridged version of the Nigeria Professional Football Leagues enters week 19 this Sunday May 12, 2019.
Group B table toppers Rangers International of Enugu are playing away against Lobi Stars of Markurdi at the Aper Aku Stadium.
It will be a battle of two united teams in Illorin as Kwara United await visiting Rivers United at the Kwara Stadium.
Sunshine Stars will engage visiting Niger Tornadoes of Minna in Akure Township Stadium.
Elsewhere, the peoples’ elephants Eyimba FC of Abah will square up against Wikki Tourist of Bauchi at the Aba Township Stadium as MFM will lay ambush against Remo Stars at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, while Bendel Insurance will lay siege againt Katsina United at the University of Benin Sports Complex.
In Group B, leaders Akwa United will trade tackles against Yobe Stars at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo.
El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri will play at home against Delta Force, as Ifeanyi Uba FC will keep a date with the Jewel in the Savanna, Gombe United in Gombe.
Nazi Millionaires, Heartland of Owerri will play at home against visiting Abia Warrior in a South East derby.
In other Group B fixtures, former champions Kano Pillars will go round against Go Round FC of Omoku at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
Plateau United will be attempting to redeem their image as they await the arrival of Nasarawa United at the Jos new Stadium in a North Central derby. The Lalong boys are not finding it easy this season since Abdul Maikaba took over from Kennedy Buboye after the club management failed to renew the contract of the latter. Tomorrow’s game is crucial to the Jos based club as they struggle to move out of the relegation water. Plateau United occupy 9th position in Group B of the Nigeria Professional Football League and anything short of victory in Sunday’s game will see them go deep into the relegation zone.
The 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League is made up of 24 teams following the crises that hit the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) which precluded the completion and led to the abrupt end of the penultimate league in order to provide clubs to meet up with the CAF Champions Leagues and the Confederations Cup which were fast approaching at the time.