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NPFL: Rangers Set To End Title Drought; MFM, Heartland, Wolves Fight For Survival

NPFL: Rangers Set To End Title Drought; MFM, Heartland, Wolves Fight For Survival


By Adeboye Amosu:


Curtain will fall on the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League season on Sunday, with some interesting matchups on the menu across nine centres, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu nicknamed the Cathedral by the club faithful will be the centre of attraction as home side, Enugu Rangers attempt to end their 32-year wait for the title when they take on El-Kanemi Warriors.

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The league leaders need just a point from the game to be crowned champions, while the visitors who have secured their top flight status will play for pride.

The race for second place and a ticket to play in the CAF Champions League is a straight fight between second placed Rivers United, FC IfeanyiUbah and Wikki Tourists.

Rivers United, the only side who still have a mathematical chance of toppling Rangers, will travel to Uyo where they will be guests of Akwa United.
The Pride of Rivers have struggled to pick points on the road all season but could find things easy against the Promise Keepers who have nothing to play for in the clash.

It will be an interesting battle at the Agege Stadium Lagos when MFM FC and FC IfeanyiUbah clash.‎ The hosts need a win to stay in the top flight,while their visitors must get the maximum points to secure a continental ticket.

At the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Bauchi, Wikki Tourists who fall off the title race in the closing stages of the campaign will seek to end their campaign on a positive note by picking a continental ticket when they entertain Sunshine Stars.  

In Jos, Heartland will aim to get the better of their hosts, Plateau United. A win for the Naze Millionaires who sit in 16th position will see them maintain their top flight status.

15th placed Abia Warriors will welcome Shooting Stars to the Umuahia Township Stadium. Abdullahi Biffo's men need just one point from the game to remain in the NPFL.

Warri Wolves who sit in 18th position will keep a date with already relegated Ikorodu United at the Warri City Stadium.

A win will not be enough for the Seasiders as they will need MFM and Heartland to lose their fixtures for them to survive the drop.

In the last two fixtures, Kano Pillars and Niger Tornadoes will clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium, while Lobi Stars and Nasarawa United will slug it out at the Aper Aku Stadium.


Sunday, October 2nd
MFM FC. V FC IfeanyiUbah
Abia Warriors V Shooting Stars
Enugu Rangers V El-Kanemi Warriors
Warri Wolves V Ikorodu United
Plateau United V Heartland
Akwa United V Rivers United
Kano Pillars V Niger Tornadoes
Wikki Tourists V Sunshine Stars

Lobi Stars V Nasarawa United

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