Fatai Osho will prosecute Sunday’s fixture against Katsina United without some of his top stars.
Reuben Bala has formed an integral aspect of the team since returning from injury in May and Nabil Yarou has been a constant feature at centreback; but the pair will sit out of the match in Katsina after suffering knocks against Adamawa United in midweek.
The team will also be without captain Austin Oladapo, Orok Gabriel, Nelson Ogbonnaya, and Daniel Darkwah.
Jean-Marie Guera, Sadiq Abubakar, and Stanley Okorom are long term absentees that are also unavailable. Midseason acquisition, Christian Ekong, remains on the sideline as a knee problem has delayed his debut.
Farouk Mohammed, meanwhile, is suspended for the fixture for accumulation of cards.