Match preview: Wikki Tourists vs MFM FC

MFM V Enyimba

The Ahmadu Tafawa Balewa Stadium will see yet another exciting match in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) between host Wikki Tourists Football Club of Bauchi and Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos this Sunday.

Another uphill task awaits the league newcomers who are yet to win a game away from home in the second stanza of the ongoing NPFL as they seek a glorious outing against the Bauchi outfit this afternoon.

MFM FC drew their last home game against Warri Wolves Football Club of Delta State with a one all draw at the Agege Township Stadium on Wednesday, they will be looking to bounce back to winning ways in a match that promises plenty entertainment.

The Lagos-based team eked out a 1-0 victory in the first leg in Lagos courtesy of a great strike from teenage striker, Stephen Odey. The hosts who are in the chase for the  league title will be doing everything humanly possible to avoid a defeat, thus the Olukoya Boys are in for a difficult encounter.

Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and his technical crew must fashion a way out to curtail league topscorer, Godwin Obaje and the likes of Ibrahim Alhassan, Umar Mubarak and Sabo Idris who have been in scintillating form for the homers.

The Bauchi outfit who currently sit in the 2nd spot on the log are yet to lose a game  at home since the beginning of the second stanza of the NPFL, they have played 29 league matches won 14,  drew 8 and lost 7 with 50 points while MFM FC occupies  the 17th position with 37 points from 28 league matches.

With the maximum points to play for, Ilechukwu is expected to field his best legs for this tie. Goalkeepers James Aiyeyemi and Nasamu Emmanuel returned to the match day squad, Opara Austine, Bashiru Monsuru and other dependable defenders will be in action too.

Experienced forward, Isah Akor and tricky left-winger Sikiru Olatunbosun keep their shirts, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Oshobe Oladele, Atu Irumekhai Paul are expected to assert their authority in the middle of the park and provide the needed assist to the strikers.