Sunshine Stars centre back, Elijah Ogene has said the Akure Gunners stand a good chance to win the league title.
The Akure outfit are fourth on the 20-team top flight on 53 points five points behind league leaders, Enyimba with six matches to wrap up the season.
Ogene said his side have the potential and quality to out-stage current league leaders, Enyimba for the top prize.
“There is quite a possibility for Sunshine Stars to emerge champions of the ongoing league season, I think the hope is brilliantly high.
“That’s why we are working very hard to amass enough points in the next two, three matches to close up on leaders, Enyimba.
“Right now we consider Enyimba the biggest challenge on our path to becoming league champions,” said the former Abia Warriors strongman to supersport.com.
Ogene said his side are heading to Kano to confront champions, Pillars for the maximum three points at stake.
“The clash at Kano Pillars this weekend is crucial on our programme to challenge and close up the gap at the summit.
“The encounter is certain to be tough but I believe we need the whole three points more than the hosts, Pillars.
“We are already training twice daily in readiness for the clash, our hopes are quite high of nipping a decent result in Kano,” said the former Nembe City central defender.
Sunshine Stars will contest for points on the road at Kano Pillars, Akwa United and Bayelsa United while they challenge for vital points on home ground against Enugu Rangers, Lobi Stars and Enyimba.