But I do know the question many of you want to ask right now; who are the players expected to make all the difference for their respective clubs on MD4?
Right. Now, that is what the fourmidables is here for – to give you all the details you need to know on who to look out for ahead of such an important match day.
Let’s get into it then…
Can you guess our first of four (4) fourmidables? Hmmm. . . nice try! But it’s actually Saints football club engine room, Eneji.
The former Citizens and Raineri star is beginning to fulfil his immense potential since joining the former champions last season after another impressive performance, this time at the Bet9ja #SociaLigaMD3.
Of course, those of you who were at the Rehabilitation Centre in Magodo on June 8 will attest to the fact that despite another defeat to Dannaz football club, Eneji was the standout performer for Saints.
In a highly competitive and fierce battle which saw a lot of hard tackling and fouls between the two bitter rivals, he kept the ball moving and ran the midfield almost on his own.
Bet9ja #SociaLigaMD4 presents him another opportunity to add to his collection of excellent showings so far as Saints play two matches this weekend.
Pardon us Football Manager fans, we had to borrow this phrase, ‘Complete forward, which best describes The Cubs forward, Salau Opeyemi, better known as ‘Clanzee’.
During the last match day, the Cubs no.9 did not only score his second goal of the season but was also at his creative best.
He created two big (and clear) chances which his teammate (Titiloye) missed – including a penalty that Titiloye skied.
Also, his movements on and off the ball were excellent, as was his link-up play. To be honest, eh, Clanzee could easily have had a hat-trick if his teammates spotted all his runs in the second half.
Consequently, this weekend, we expect a repeat performance from the big man when the Liga leaders (Cubs) face possibly their sternest test yet in Saints at MD4.
But the question remains if his teammates will take advantage of his elite movements?
Nicknamed ‘Van Dijk’ following a defensive masterclass at Bet9ja #SociaLigaMD3, Citizens go into a double match day on Saturday hoping that Leroy will do them a similar favour once again.
Wondering where the nickname came from especially since he has no hair? Well, we got that covered.
Leroy was cool as ice on MD3 when the Proud Citizen put in a spirited display to see off neighbours Guns for their first win of the 2019 season.
So solid was his performance that fans were calling him ‘Van Dijk’ because of his composure, excellent reading of the game and most importantly, the fact that nobody could dribble past him that day.
He dominated everything in the air and on the ground, and snuffed out all danger posed by a Guns attack led by the menacing Bullet Boy, Ariyo.
Van Dijk will need a repeat of that performance if the Citizens are to navigate a difficult weekend that will see them play two matches (against Dannaz and All Black) on MD4.
No, we really aren’t joking. There is a SociaLiga Pirlo and he plays for debutants, Alimosho.
Alimosho was without their defensive playmaker, Lawal Abdullahi, for MD3 and he was sorely missed by the Herd who struggled to play their usual passing game.
This lanky but talented midfielder is key to his side’s patient passing game, Pirlo sits at the base of his team’s midfield setting the tempo and dictating how the Herd play.
Abdullahi did exactly this in his last game against the Citizens, especially in the second half when the Herd were just too strong and good for the Proud Citizen.
While Alimosho played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Raineri on MD3, it was really difficult for them to play control the game without their Pirlo.
Therefore, to have him and his uncanny progressive passes back for MD4 (against a stubborn Guns side) will be a huge boost for every Alimosho fan.
There you have it, our fourmidables for SociaLigaMD4. But wait a minute, is there someone who deserves to be on the list but has been left out?
Let us know in the comment section and do not forget that entry to MD4 at Magodo is free!!