Enyimba FC takes on rivals Kano Pillars at the Enyimba International Stadium in what has been termed as the Nigerian El Classico.
The two sides regarded as one of the best in the country will face each other in the biggest NPFL match of the weekend.
Host Enyimba were humbled by fellow oriental brothers Heartland FC as the Eastern club recorded their first win of the season of the Aba elephants.
On the other hand, Kano Pillars are currently having a superb form since French manager Lionel Soccoia took charge of the team before the start of the new season.
Pillars have so far recorded impressive results including draws at Nasarawa United and the recent win at home against visiting Plateau United.
The biggest game of matchday five encounter between Enyimba FC and Kano Pillars will set the NPFL on fire.
Enyimba is returning from a shock loss at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri against Heartland FC.
Coach of the side Fatai Osho remains optimistic of a better result when his team file out against Pillars.
A motivated Kano Pillars spearheaded by Lionel Soccoia will be looking to grab another positive result on the road against the Aba elephants.
Enyimba talisman Austin Oladapo has begged the fans to continue with their support for the club despite losing to the heartland in midweek.
Goals from Oghali and Adachi in 33rd and 53rd minutes respectively was enough to sink Enyimba at the Dan Anyiam Stadium by Heartland.
According to the captain, he is very confident and things will get better soon.
“I am very confident about the team. I know we have a very good squad, we have very good and young players (EnyimbaFC.net).
Rabiu Ali’s 87th minute spot kick was enough for Kano Pillars as they recorded their second win in four NPFL matches.
Pillars are also eyeing another point which could see them at the top of the league table depending on the outcome of Rivers United weekend game.
The match will be played at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba, Abia State.
How to watch
Follow the action live on the NPFL TV App.
Enyimba 2-1 Kano Pillars