NPFL clubs in last-gasp scramble

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season is now down to four games and there is still so much at stake by the clubs in the race for the title, continental places and survival.
New boys Remo Stars have already booked their return to the second tier, the Nigeria National League (NNL), after just a season of top-flight football, and three clubs will join them at the end of this campaign.
Title holders Enugu Rangers and last season's runners-up Rivers United as well as 3SC, ABS FC, Gombe United Sunshine Stars, Wikki Tourists and Katsina United are in danger of dropping to the National League.
The eight clubs threatened with relegation have delicate matches in their hands this Sunday. ABS, Rangers, Rivers United, 3SC, Wikki and Sunshine Stars all play at home against league leaders Plateau United, Katsina United, Enyimba, Nasarawa United, Remo Stars and Niger Tornadoes respectively.
Meanwhile Kano Pillars, Tornadoes, Abia Warriors and Lobi Stars could all be sucked into the relegation dogfight if results fail to go their ways this matchday. Pillars play hosts to Abia Warriors and the game is live on SuperSport 9 from 4pm local time (5pm CAT).
Lobi will have to overcome El-Kanemi Warriors to douse any fear of dropping into the deep end of the table.
The title race, on the other hand, still looks open as Plateau United hold a six-point lead with four matches to go. The Jos club just need seven points to seal a first league title, and ABS stand in their way this Sunday.
Second-placed MFM FC are at home to relegation-threatened and second from bottom side Gombe United, who are desperate to put points on the board or face returning to the National League at the end of this campaign. MFM will be without their influential forwards Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun for the second matchday due to their Chan qualifying commitment with Nigeria's Super Eagles.
Two-time African champions Enyimba have a tricky contest against Rivers United, who have relegation worries. The Peoples Elephant are still in the title race and are hoping for a top-three finish, at least, to guarantee them a place in either the Caf Champions League or the Confederation Cup.
At the end of Sunday's matches in the Nigeria premier division, the picture will begin to look clear as the boys will be separated from the men.