Remo Stars and Kwara United contend with third spot with Rangers as the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) enters Week 23 with eight matches on Saturday and the final pair the day after to complete a festival season of action.
The two chasing teams – Remo Stars and Kwara United – are on the road, and a point and two respectively behind the Flying Antelopes who host sixth-placed Sunshine Stars at their temporary home in Awka.
The first leg in Akure ended goalless. Rangers are expected to get this one.
It was another goalless outcome when Remo Stars hosted Nasarawa United earlier in the season. Will a winner emerge in the reverse fixture in Lafia Saturday evening?
Wikki Tourists will be determined to make up for the lone goal loss suffered in Ilorin when they first met Kwara United this term.
On Sunday, the battle for the top will continue with leaders Rivers United and Plateau United in action.
Saturday’s fixtures: Nasarawa United v Remo Stars, Abia Warriors v Niger Tornadoes, Rangers v Sunshine Stars, Kano Pillars v Katsina United, Gombe United v Akwa United, Dakkada FC v Heartland, Wikki Tourists v Kwara United, Shooting Stars v Lobi Stars (all 4 pm)
Sunday’s games: Plateau United v MFM, Rivers United v Enyimba (both 4 pm)