Enyimba, Warri Wolves Chase History
By Adeboye Amosu:
The Enyimba Sports Stadium, Aba will be the centre of attraction on Sunday as the two main contenders for the 2014/2015 Glo Premier League title, Enyimba and Warri Wolves clash in a week 37 fixture.
Enyimba who are looking to win a record seventh title, sit at the top of the log with 68 points, six more than the Seasiders who have amassed 62 points.
Wikki Tourists and Giwa FC who occupy third and fourth position respectively are out of the race as they are eight points behind the Aba based outfit and can’t catch up with them with only two games remaining in the campaign.
Enyimba maintained their hold on top position courtesy of a hard-earned 1-0 win against local rivals, Abia Warriors in Umuahia last Sunday, their first against Ladan Bosso’s men in four attempts in the top flight.
Warri Wolves on the hand handed a 4-0 defeat to Bayelsa United to set up an intriguing contest in Aba.
THE LIKELY SCENARIO’S
1. Enyimba will be crowned champions for the seventh time, the highest number by any club in the history of the Glo Premier League should they beat Warri Wolves by any goal margin in Aba on Sunday. That will see them increase their point haul to 71, which will see their rivals scramble for the last CAF Champions League ticket.
2. A draw will still be enough for Kadiri Ikhana’s men to dethrone Kano Pillars as the number one club in the land.
A point in the game will see them keep their six points lead over Warri Wolves which could still benefit the Seasiders in their pursuit of a CAF Champions League ticket.
3. A win for Warri Wolves will certainly give them a chance of securing a historic first league title as it will reduce Enyimba’s lead to three points.
The implication of this is that a winner will not emerge until the final day of the season.
Enyimba will travel to Lagos to face Sunshine Stars where a draw will still be enough to win the title.
The People’s Elephants will however concede top position to Warri Wolves should they lose to Sunshine Stars and the Seasiders who have a superior goal difference, provided the Warri side maintain that advantage and also beat Taraba United in their final game of the campaign.
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