NPFL18 Match Day 21 preview, El Kanemi Warriors versus Rivers United


It will be Match day twenty one this weekend in the Nigeria Professional Football League with   Rivers United amongst the twenty teams in action.

The ‘Pride of Rivers’ make the long  trip with the  Driving Distance calculated  at 1,248 km  to Maiduguri to face El Kanemi  Warriors in an  important fixture  with  points  also up for  grabs.

It  has  not  been  rosy for  United as  they  have  managed  to get five  points  from a  possible 15  in their  last  five  fixtures  heading into Sunday’s match.

El Kanemi who  will no  doubt  represent tough proposition are equally  not in fine form  as  inconsistency have  plagued them  which  has  left  them sitting  17th on  the  log.

The Warriors have won two and lost three of their last five matches but are yet to lose at home this season.

United will however be well aware of the fact that El Kanemi  led  by  former Enugu Rangers coach, Imama Amapakabo will be  looking  to better  their  league  position  by  getting  all  three  points but  with  likes of  Niger  Tornadoes  and  Enyimba getting  a  point  at the El-Kanemi Sports Stadium, Maiduguri  this could  raise  the   confidence levels the United  players.

Also  The Pride of Rivers will  be  aiming  for  a  double  against El Kanemi following  their match  day  one 1-0  win  at  the  Yakubu  Gowon  Stadium.

What the manager says

Technical manager of United, Stanley Eguma says his charges will need to be up for it against a very difficult El Kanemi side.

“We expect a very though game, El Kanemi    are    in  trouble  waters, and we  have lost  points  at  home, so we have to go there to fight with all our lives, some teams have gone there to pick some points so with determination and commitment we can get a good result against El Kanemi” Eguma told our official website,

Form guide (last five NPFL matches)

El Kanemi Warriors (LWLWL)

Nasarawa United F.C 2-0 El-Kanemi  (Away)

El-Kanemi 2-0  Nasarawa United  (Home)

Katsina United 1-0 El-Kanemi  (Away)

El-Kanemi 3-0  Heartland F.C  (Home)

Lobi Stars 1-0  El-Kanemi  (Away)


Rivers United (DLDWL)

Rivers United 0-0 Abia Warriors (Home)

Rivers United 1-2 Abia Warriors (Away)

Rivers United 1-1 MFM (Away)

Rivers United 1-0 Nasarawa United (Home)

Rivers United 1-2 Katsina United (Away)

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