The People’s Elephant are expected to win the Nigerian title as the season nears its zenith with Sunshine Stars and Warri Wolves coming in second and third
Despite losing away from home against El Kanemi Warriors and having their momentum halted, Enyimba are still fan favourites to lift the Nigeria Professional Football League title.
The People’s Elephant have been widely tipped by Goal readers to win their seventh title ahead of close challengers Warri Wolves, Sunshine Stars and Wikki Tourists.
An overwhelming 77.4 per cent of Goal readers believe that the Aba Millionaires have the title in the bag, with eight matches left to play.
Respondents believe that Sunshine Stars, not currently second-placed Warri Wolves, would be the biggest challenger to the title as the Akure team polled 12.2 per cent of the votes.
Wolves come in third with 7.8 per cent while Wikki Tourists are the team least expected to offer a challenge to win the title among the top four sides.
However, Enyimba have a big schedule ahead of them as they welcome Wikki to Aba on Sunday before traveling to Owerri to face eastern rivals Heartland as well as games against city rivals Abia Warriors, Shooting Stars and title rivals Warri Wolves and Sunshine on the last day of the season.
Meanwhile, Sunshine also have difficult ties against mid-table sides Akwa United, Lobi Stars, Enugu Rangers as well as reigning champions Kano Pillars and second-placed Wolves in their final run-in.
As has been the tradition of the NPFL, the team with a better away record and a tight leash at home would stand the best chance of winning the title.
With eight games to go, there’s a lot to play for among the favourites.

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