At the top of the pile, Lobi Stars appear to be sitting comfortable with second-placed Akwa United saddled with CAF Confederation Cup duty. Champions Plateau United, MFM FC and seven-time champions Enyimba are also busy this week with games in Africa.
So Lobi head to the southeast where they have been beaten Heartland and Rangers. The two wins represent their total away wins so far this season which is the most by any team in the division. Abia Warriors are a different proposition having sewn together a four-match unbeaten sequence and have the deadliest strike partnership in Samson Obi and Ndifreke Effiong that has scored 11 of their 12 goals this season.
Lobi have lost all of their last four trips to Umuahia but wil hope their fine run this season against Oriental clubs continue.