General

The Akwa Ibom Intentional stadium will be the place to be on MD 17 of the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as title contender Akwa United welcome 4th place Nasarawa United.

The Lafia club will be heading into this clash having defeated El Kanemi Warriors 5-1 in their last game to move 4th on the log.

Akwa United however lost their last game at Plateau United as goals from Jesse Akila, Bernard Ovoke and Amos Gyan made sure the promise keepers return to their base empty handed.

Both sides previously met in the first round on MD 5 at the Lafia City Stadium as Shammasu Mohammed and Daddy Morris' strikes made sure Nasarawa United secure the full points against their opponents.

With eight goals and four assists, Mfon Udoh is expected to lead the charges for the Promise Keepers, while the Solid Miners will have to look to leading goal scorer Sunusi Ibrahim who has recorded seven goals and six assists so far in the league to sparehead their attack as they look to upset their host in Uyo.

Akwa United are top of NPFL group B with 28 points from 16 games while Nasarawa United are 4th with 25 points from the same number of games.