Oriental derby kick starts Nigerian League


The Nigeria Premier League opens on March 9 with an encounter between Rangers and Enyimba in what is known as the Oriental derby in Nigeria.

Finally, after five postponements, the League may eventually start in three weeks after draws were conducted on Friday in Abuja.

In the League last season, Rangers beat Enyimba 1-0 in Enugu and then lost 20 in Aba.

The encounter this time may be different as fans may want to see the likes of Chigozie Agbim and Sunday Mba (if Rangers and Warri Wolves sort out contractual disputes on time) as well as Ejike Uzoenyi who were all at the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria recently.

Another testy tie will be in Port Harcourt as Sharks host Warri Wolves.

Full fixture list

Rangers Vs Enyimba
Heartland vs Nembe City
Nasarawa United vs El Kanemi Warrior
Akwa United vs Dolphin
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
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