ORIENTAL WAR IN ABA, ENYIMBA, RANGERS EXTEND RIVALRY
Enyimba International must win Enugu Rangers International tomorrow in Aba to keep its title aspiration in the current season on track. The Aba Peoples' Elephant is currently tied on 62points with Kano Pillars but is second behind the Kano side courtesy of the latter's superior goals difference of 20 as against its 18.
Rangers popularly known as the Flying Antelope is seventh on the table with 51points from 34matches. The Alphonsus Dike-tutored side may have lost out in the race for the title but looks to finish among the top three teams to grab a ticket to return to the continent next year.
Both teams are expected to throw everything into tomorrow's star match of Week 36 of the Glo Premier League as the race for continental tickets stretches home.
Only last weekend, in Enugu, another Oriental derby between Rangers and Heartland FC of Owerri was abandoned after barely 15minutes of play.
The rivalry between Enyimba and Rangers hit an all time high during the tenures of former Governors Chimaraoke Nnamani and Orji Uzor Kalu of Enugu and Abia States respectively.
The players to watch in tomorrow's clash of the titans are Rangers' Ejike Uzoenyi who returns to Enyimba from where he joined Rangers early this season and the Enyimba duo of Uche Kalu and Josiah Maduabuchi.