NPFL

PREVIEW: Wikki Tourists vs Rangers

Rangers International of Enugu will face a difficult away trip on Wednesday when they travel to Bauchi to take on Wikki Tourists in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, matchday 12 at the Abubakar Tafewa Balewa Stadium.

The Flying Antelopes led by coach Salisu Yusuf have been impressive with their home form (winning four of their last five home games) in the league.

But on Wednesday they will face a difficult Wikki Tourists side led by coach Usman Abdallah, who are currently on a five game unbeaten run at home this season included a 1-0 win over title contenders Rivers United on January 13, 2021.

Rangers players seeking first away win at Wikki Tourists
Rangers players seeking first away win at Wikki Tourists

Rangers ahead of this fixture have only gotten two points in their last three trips to Bauchi (1-1, 1-0, 1-1) since May 6, 2018.

The 2015 NPFL champions may likely be without captain Tope Olusesi, who is still out injured for the game but all hope will now be on in-form striker Christian Nnaji and Israel Abia to lead the line for Rangers International.

Wikki Tourists will hope to put behind last week's accident and go for a win against Rangers
Wikki Tourists will hope to put behind last week’s accident and go for a win against Rangers

The former FC Ifeanyi Ubah striker has been one of the standout players for Rangers, scoring three goals in five league appearances including a brace against Dakkada FC in matchday 8 in a 3-0 win at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

However, Wikki Tourists will be hoping to bounce back from last week road accident, were their team bus burnt to ashes on their way to Uyo to take on Dakkada FC in the NPFL matchday 11 fixture.

Rangers are currently on fourth-place with 20 points from 11 games while Wikki Tourists are 13th on the log with 13 points after 10 league games.

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