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NPFL Preview: Rivers United host Enyimba, Heartland seeks redemption against Yobe Stars





Rivers United will host two times CAF Champions league winners and Seven times NPFL League winners Enyimba FC in a week 5 cracker 90minutesgoal.com reports.

The port Hacourt based club nicknamed the "Pride of Rivers" are yet to taste defeat at home this season while Enyimba are yet to stamp their authority in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season after four matches played.

Rivers United are currently 14th on the NPFL log with six points courtesy of picking maximum points at home. They are yet to pick up any point away from home after tasting defeats in the hands of champions Plateau United and Sunshine Stars on match day 2 and match day 4 respectively.
Rivers United new signings Salefu Ochowechi and Prince Aggrey are expected to be in action while Veteran goalkeeper and old war horse Rotimi Sunday is expected to take his place in goal.
  Salefu Ochowechi has been brilliant for Rivers United since joining from relegated Remo Stars
Salefu Ochowechi has been brilliant for Rivers United since joining from relegated Remo Stars

As for Enyimba they will miss the services of some of their key players who are currently on national duty for Nigeria at the ongoing CHAN holding in Morocco, same as Rivers United are missing the services of Emeka Ogbuh and Emeka Atuloma.
However players like Stanley Dimgba, Udeagha, Okonkwo are available for Enyimba.
Wasiu Alalade who has been one of the top performers for Enyimba this season will miss the game due to injury.
In other games, Heartland of Owerri will seek to bounce back when they host Yobe Stars in Owerri while Wikki Tourist will welcome FC IfeanyiUbah to Bauchi.
Abia Warriors will play host to Sunshine Stars of Akure at the Umuahia Township stadium while Nasarawa United will host 2016 Champions Rangers International of Enugu.
In the opening matchday 5 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League played on Saturday, champions Plateau United defeated MFM FC of Lagos 1-0 in Jos.
Tosin Omoleye scored the only goal that made the difference for Peace Boys in the first minute, firing the ball home following a throw-in from former U-23 Eagles defender Chizoba Amaefule.
The Jos based club have now recorded four wins from five games this season and have conceded only once in the 2018 season.
NPFL Week 5 fixtures and result
Saturday 27 January
Plateau United 1 vs 0 MFM
Sunday 28 January
Wikki Tourist vs FC IfeanyiUbah
Akwa United vs Kwara United
Lobi Stars vs Niger Tornadoes
Heartland vs Yobe Stars
Nasarawa vs Rangers International
Rivers United vs Enyimba
Abia Warriors vs Sunshine Stars
El-Kanemi Warriors vs Kano Pillars

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