TEAM NEWS AND SQUAD

MATCHDAY TEAM NEWS

Dolphins’ Ifeanyi Egwim, Victor Ezuruike and Emmanuel Olowo return to the starting line up for today’s game against Sharks after missing out on last week’s draw in Akure against Sunshine.

Goalkeeper, Pius Ibrahim is a shock inclusion in the squad as he has not been named in a Dolphins team since May, 31, 2014 when Dolphins beat Lobi Stars 3-1 at the Port Harcourt Liberation Stadium.
Pius Ibrahim will start on the bench as Austin Brown got a knock in training during the week

Chigozie Ihunda, also named in the match day squad for the first time since July 17 in the Federation Cup Round of 16 game against ElKanemi in Lafia. He as an unused substitute on the day. Ihunda last made a match day squad in the League on June 14, in the 3-1 road loss to Kano Pillars. Incidentally, Chigozie Ihunda’s first ever league game was for Dolphins against Sharks last season which ended goaless.

Sharks have left out centre-back Ezekiel Michael. Fortune Omoniwari and Tayo Fabiyi have been sidelined by ill-health. Former U20 star, Yinka Adedeji is also missing from the squad.

Abia Warriors have travelled without their captain and centre-back, Chima Uluocha, to face the champions. He played through the pain barrier in the Abia Derby and has been left out to recuperate from the knock.

Pillars striker, Gambo Mohammed continues to remain on the sidelines injured. Ezekiel Mbah recovers from injury in time & starts. Former Flying Eagles defender Kingsley Udoh starts from the bench today.

Crown captain, Ayo Segun, returns to his team’s match day squad for the first time in 17 days. The Daniel brothers, Tunde and Bode, make the starting line-up.

Gombe United are without Philip Asuquo who is suspended while Super Eagles keeper, Chigozie Agbim continues in goal.

First ever Wonder Goal Award of the Glo Premier League will be presented today at the Akure Township Stadium to Rangers forward and Super Eagles invitee, Christian Osaguona Ighodaro .

Osaguona’s goal against Kano Pillars in Rangers 2-1 win was selected for the inaugural edition of the Wonder Goal Awards series. He will receive N100, 000 and will donate 50% to a local charity of his choice to be named during the award presentation.

League Management Company (LMC) instituted the Wonder Goal Awards as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) initiatives to deepen Clubs’ Community engagement and recognise the circumstances, individual and collective qualities of some of the spectacular goals scored this season

MATCHDAY SQUADS
KANO PILLARS SQUAD vs ABIA WARRIORS

STARTING LINEUP
Afelokhai Theophilus 22 GK
Promise James 12
Loute Isaac 13
Mustapha Musa 2
Murtala Adamu 3
Umar Zango 18
Auta Philip 29
Eziekel Mbah 24
Abdul Haruna 20
Rabiu Ali 10
Adamu Hassan 19

SUBSTITUTES:
Moses Ocheje 27
Buhari Musa 28
Mannir Ubale 11
Kabiru Umar 25
Kingsley Udoh 26
Hele Isaac 23
Abawula Anthony 6I

ABIA WARRIORS SQUAD vs KANO PILLARS

STARTING LINEUP:
Joseph Onuoha 1 GK
Inah Ofem 26
Onyekachi Nelson 19
Ogbonnaya Okemmiri 14
Austin Obaroakpo 16
Wasiu Showemimo 5
Stanley Omosiwo 25
Michael Ibe Okoro 17
Osamudiamen Idehen 9
Ifeanyi Onyeali 12
Ndifreke Effiong 21

SUBSTITUTES:
John Gaadi 33 GK
Elijah Ogene 20
Mohammed Garba 15
Dafe Omonigho 18
Onyekachi Peter 11
Chisom Chikatara 10
John Eze Prince 7

SHARKS FC SQUAD vs DOLPHINS FC

STARTING LINEUP:
Danladi Isah 1 GK
Odinga Odinga 17
Chima Akas 35
Yusuf Jayeola 21
Gabriel Olalekan 6
Jamiu Alimi 22
Madu Chiamaka 9
Fredrick Obomate 20
Daniel Agbagwu 13
Christian Pyagbara 10
Evans Iyoro 23

RESERVES:
Olaide Okanlawon 32 GK
Alaba Osawe 16
Joseph Nathaniel 18
Kelly Kester 30
Ibrahim Salau 26
Brena Brown 34
Obinna Amakor 8

TECHNICAL ADVISER: Gbenga Ogunbote

SUNSHINE STARS SQUAD vs ENUGU RANGERS

STARTING LINEUP:
Henry Ayodele 23 GK
Ozor Chinedu 8
Shina Adeoye 3
Odunlami Ebenezer 32
Prince Aggreh 7
Newman Musa 13
Adeniji Tunde 17
Tamen Medrano 4
Ajani Ibrahim 31
Seun Olulayo 6
Solomon Kwambe 25

RESERVES:
David Ariyo 1 GK
Cletus Itodo 30
Abe Sunday 10
Paul Onobi 16
Alaba Adeniyi 29
Dele Olorundare 28
Eduwo Kingsley 18

ACTING TECHNICAL ADVISER: Kayode Julius

ENUGU RANGERS SQUAD vs SUNSHINE STARS

STARTING LINEUP:
Itodo Akor 20 GK
Etim Marhew 2
Justice Chinedu 4
Okey Odita 13
Pape Ousmane 5
Emeka Isaac 7
Dada Bitrus 14
Chinedu Udeagha 25
Samuel Agba 15
Damian Udeh 24
Christian Obiozor 11

RESERVES:
Uche Okafor 1 GK
Cyril Oriaku 29
Ajaegbo Chimezie 33
Chidi Edeh 17
Bola Olalekan 8
Odah Onoriode 35
Okereke Maduabuchi 9

TECHNICAL ADVISER: John Obuh

GOMBE UNITED SQUAD vs CROWN FC

STARTING LINEUP:
Chigozie Agbim 33 GK
Alhassan Yusuf 16
Timothy Simon 14
Suleiman Usman 13
Morris Chigozie 8
Saidou Mousa 29
Sani Madu 7
Babalo Haruna 12
Adamu Mohammed 9
Austin Ekpoma 10
Ibrahim Abdullahi 4

RESERVES:
Segun Fatuwase 1 GK
Demeron Efevwie 19
Alhaji Kwairanga 15
Mathias Samuel 24
Bawa Aliyu 18
Sani Yarma 11
Babangida Ibrahim 21

TECHNICAL ADVISER: AUSTIN EQUAVOEN

DOLPHINS FC SQUAD vs SHARKS FC

STARTING LINEUP:
Sunday Rotimi 22 GK
Chizoba Amaefule 16
Jonathan Zikiye 26
Emeka Atuloma 8
Victor Ezuruike 31
Emmanuel Olowo 35
Chidiebere Okolie 3
Tijani Adamu 20
Ifeanyi Egwim 13
Emem Eduok 11
Ebube Okpokwu 25

RESERVES:
Pius Ibrahim 1 GK
Victor Alegbe 10
Hope Ikiriko 15
Isiaka Olawale 7
Omo Johnson 32
Ayobami Asekunowo 6
Chigozie Ihunda 14

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