Reasons Enyimba vs Kano Pillars is pick of the pack


The biggest game of Matchday 32 in the Nigeria Professional Football League is definitely in Calabar where Enyimba will host Kano Pillars.

There is the small Oriental Derby in Umuahia between Abia Warriors and FC Ifeanyiubah while last season’s big game holds in Enugu between Rangers and Rivers United, but Calabar is where it all happens. Below are nine top reasons the Enyimba versus Kano Pillars game is a must-watch for fans, neutrals or just lovers of football.

It is a battle of continental hopefuls Both sides believe they have a shot at playing on the continent next season and it will be battle royale in Calabar.

Enyimba currently stand in fourth place with 47 points and Kano Pillars lie in 10th place with 44 points. A win for either side will certainly improve their chances of hitting their set target.

An Enyimba win cements them in fourth place and closes the gap on third-placed Akwa United while a Pillars win will also increase their chances of ending in top- three.

Homecoming for ex-Enyimba players At the end of the last football season, there was an exodus of Enyimba players to Kano Pillars

Chinedu Udoji, Idris Aloma, Kamal Sikiru, Musa Najare and a few others crossed over from Eastern Nigeria to the groundnut city and this game will be a great home coming for them.

In local parlance, we will say, “They need to show the Enyimba faithful that they are not tired legs yet.”

Kano Pillars hope to do the double over Enyimba Last season, Enyimba did the double over Pillars. Wow! Did that really happen? We all know how invincible Kano Pillars are supposed to be at home, but yes, Enyimba did the double over them. Enyimba won 2-1 in Port Harcourt (which they used as home) and by the same scoreline in Kano.