Enyimba, Bendel Insurance to Reopen Rivalry in Opening Fixture

Enyimba, Bendel Insurance to Reopen Rivalry in Opening Fixture

Duro Ikhazuagbe 

The defending champions of the Nigerian Premier Football League, Enyimba FC of Aba, will start the defence of their title against rejuvenated Bendel Insurance FC in the Match-day 1 fixture of the country’s topflight league.

The mouth-watering fixtures from the draw ceremony will also see former champions Rivers United taking on Remo Stars while Plateau United will travel to Adamasingba in Ibadan to take on Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).

Enyimba will start the hunt for their la decimaltitle having won their ninth title in the abridged league format last season.

Insurance on the other hands regained their scoring formula last season when they who won their first major trophy, the FA Cup, after over two decades.

 Unlike Enyimba who were knocked out of Africa’s numero uno club competition, the Champions League, Insurance are through to the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Rivers United and Remo Stars, who both finished in NPFL Top-4 last season have a date in the opening weekend while traditional clubs Shooting Stars and Plateau United have scores to settle when the new season kicks off on September 9

Debutant Sporting Lagos will trade tackles with Gombe United while Heartland will face Lobi Stars. Katsina United will host Kwara United while Sunshine Stars will host Kano Pillars in Akure. Doma United will be the guests of Rangers FC in Enugu.

NPFL MATCH-DAY 1 

Bayelsa Utd vs Akwa Utd

Shooting vs Plateau Utd

Abia War’ vs N’Tornadoes

Enyimba vs B’ Insurance

Rivers Utd vs Remo Stars

Katsina Utd vs Kwara Utd

Sunshine  vs Kano Pillars

Heartland vs Lobi Stars

Sporting  vs Gombe Utd

Rangers vs Doma Utd

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