Sunshine Stars FC of Akure will, on Saturday, January 20th, engage Kwara United at the Kwara State Sports Complex in Ilorin in a make-or-break tie.
Both teams are struggling to achieve desired results both at home and away, making this encounter very important for both Kabiru Dogo and Edith Agoye.
Currently, Sunshine Stars occupy the 12th position in the league, while the hosts are placed 16th on the league table.
In the last six matches played between the two sides, Sunshine Stars recorded just 2 wins and 1 draw.
The only draw was a league tie at the Ilorin Township Stadium on January 19, 2020, when Sunshine Stars played a goalless draw with the Afonja Warriors.
It is on record that Kwara United defeated Sunshine Stars FC in front of their home fans 1-2 on February 7, 2021.
The last 6 previous matches between the sides produced 7 goals, with Sunshine Stars FC scoring 3 goals and conceding 4 goals.
Kwara United had three disappointing results between December 6, 2023, and January 2024, playing a goalless draw at home against Doma United, Niger Tornadoes, and losing 2-0 at home against Lobi Stars.
Sunshine Stars, meanwhile, won't forget so soon some bad home results against Gombe United and Niger Tornadoes; both home games ended 1-1 and 0-0, respectively.
Kwara United have been conceding an average of 0.67 goals in their home league matches this season.
Sunshine Stars' performance has been disappointing of late as the team recorded just 1 win in their last 20 most recent away Premier League clashes.
Ejeh Isaiah is the leading goal-scorer for Kwara United with 3 goals, while Michael Olalusi leads the chart for Sunshine Stars with 5 goals.