NPFL: Katsina, Kano Pillars battle for three points in North-West derby
North-West Derby: Katsina United hosts Kano Pillars today
The feisty North-West derby between Kano Pillars and Katsina United is the pick among nine Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match-day 22 encounters scheduled to hold at different venues across the country on Sunday.
Neighbours, Pillars and United have always literally fought out their engagements both on the pitch and off it; but with games held without fans due to Covid-19 protocol, a more peaceful encounter seems guaranteed when both sides meet at another North Western state of Kaduna.
Pillars who are still in the euphoria of adding Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa to the team will line up against Katsina United who are currently 16th on the NPFL table.
The Sai Masu Gida will be hoping the Musa-Ali partnership will work again for them and steer them towards the title.
Going into the game, Kano Pillars are second on the table while their hosts need the three points to improve their lot in their relegation battle.
In previous meetings, Katsina United have won a match while Kano Pillars have won three matches with two matches ending in draws.