This weekend in Lagos, Emmanuel Amuneke and his boys can confirm their passage to Zambia 2017 in the CAF U-20 Nations Cup qualifiers while in Bauchi, Wikki Tourists will seek to keep their Nigeria Premier League title hopes alive when they welcome Abia Warriors.
Wikki Tourists vs. Abia Warriors @ATBS, Bauchi @4pm on July 24
Two points off Enugu Rangers so there is no let off for Wikki Tourists as they welcome Abia Warriors to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi on Sunday. Their recent form of three draws in their last five matches has ensured that Rangers with two away wins in their last five have jumped them to the summit of the league table.
Abia Warriors are in all sorts of trouble with four losses and just one twin in their last five, so they need to start getting points on the board or else they will be dragged into the relegation equation.
Recent Form: Wikki [D-D-D-L-W]; Abia Warriors [W-L-L-L-L]
Head to head
23/03/16 NPF Abia Warriors 0 – 0 Wikki Tourist
19/08/15 NPF Wikki Tourist 2 – 0 Abia Warriors
19/04/15 NPF Abia Warriors 1 – 2 Wikki Tourist
Prediction: Wikki 2-0 Abia Warriors
Nigeria vs. Sudan @Teslim Balogun Stadium @4pm on July 23
The Nigeria U-20 national team, the Flying Eagles are hoping to confirm their participation at the 2017 U-20 CAF tournament when they host Sudan in Lagos on Saturday.
The Emmanuel Amuneke-tutored side came from being a goal down in the first leg to win 2-1 courtesy of Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen, two stalwarts of the U-17 World Cup winning side.
And despite a cash crunch that has bedeviled the Nigeria Football Federation, the boys have said they will work hard to ensure that they make it to Zambia 2017.
Recent Form: Nigeria [W-W-W-W-W]; Sudan [L-D-L-D-L-]
Head to head
10/07/16 U-20ANCQ Sudan 1 – 2 Nigeria
15/10/14 ANCQ Nigeria 3 – 1 Sudan
11/10/14 ANCQ Sudan 1 – 0 Nigeria
09/01/08 FRI Nigeria 2 – 0 Sudan
01/07/01 WCQ Sudan 0 – 4 Nigeria
Prediction: Nigeria 2-0 Sudan
Celtic vs. Leicester City @Celtic Park @5:30pm on July 23
In a first ever meeting, the champions of Scotland, Celtic, and England, Leicester City go head to head in Glasgow on Saturday. Claudio Ranieri is seeking to ensure that Leicester’s fairytale season does not become a nightmare. N’Golo Kante is gone but the Foxes now have Nigerian international, Ahmed Musa, in their ranks.
This match will show how far their Austrian camp has helped them prepare. For Celtic, whose season is already underway, it would show Brendan Rodgers where his team is still lacking as they seek to make the group stage of the Champions League.
Recent Form: Celtic [W—W-L-D-W]; Leicester [W-D—W-D-W]
Prediction: Celtic 1-2 Leicester
Inter Milan vs. PSG @Autzen Stadium, Oregon @11pm on July 24
Inter Milan have new money and are rebuilding again under Roberto Mancini while PSG are seeking to continue to their upwardly mobile curve in France and in Europe.
The PSG era without Zlatan Ibrahimovic begins with this ICC contest against a former Champions League winner in Oregon.
Recent Form: Inter Milan [W-L-D-L-W]; PSG [W-W-W-D-W]
Head to head
30/12/15 CLF Inter 0 – 1 PSG
30/12/14 CLF PSG 1 – 0 Inter
Prediction: Inter 1-3 PSG
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