Enyimba vs Rangers on opening day

Enyimba vs Rangers on opening day of Nigeria Premier League

Posted: 15 February 2013 Time: 10:21 pm

The Nigeria Premier League is set for an explosive kick-off as Rangers Int'l and Enyimba clash in an 'Oriental Derby' to set the League alight on the opening day.

The fixtures for the opening day of the Nigeria Premier League have been released, although the draws are still being made and will be concluded on Saturday.

The League is set to resume on March 9 and last season's runners-up Rangers Int'l of Enugu play host to Oriental-rivals Enyimba at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in an encounter that is expected to be the star-match of the opening week.

Both South-Eastern clubs, who are jointly regarded as the most successful clubs in Nigerian football, have reinforced their teams heavily in the off-season with Rangers poaching some players from Enyimba, including their captain Josiah Maduabuchi, who allegedly took a pay-cut to join Flying Antelopes.

Rangers also snapped-up Nzube Anazemba from Enyimba. The pacy winger is being tipped to replace Ejike Uzoenyi, who is expected to move abroad later in the year.

Rangers defeated Enyimba 1-0 in last season's corresponding fixture at Enugu, but fell to the might of the People's Elephant losing 2-0 at Aba.

WEEK ONE:
Rangers Vs Enyimba
Heartland vs Nembe City
Nasarawa United vs El Kanemi Warriors
Akwa United vs Dolphins
Sharks vs Warri Wolves
Wikki Tourists vs Kano Pillars
Sunshine vs Kaduna United
Bayelsa United vs Lobi Stars
3SCvs Gombe United
ABS FC vs Kwara United

Article by: Uche George Egbe

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:22 pm
at last,anyway thanks be to God...real dave.
Johnhandsome
posted: 01:04 am
Will Sunday Mba and others will still be playing there. I want most of them to come to Arsenal.
atosandy
posted: 10:08 am
Let all the matches of the league be on tv. This will make the players and the referees to sit up. I know it ll be difficult, but they should just try.
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