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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Big guns battle for continental tickets as NPFL Super 6 kicks off

Joseph Osadiaye of Enyimba (standing) tackles Udochukwu Anumudu of Lobi Stars during their match at the Aper Aku stadium in makurdi 
The 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, Super six will begin this afternoon at the Agege Township stadium in Lagos with an ‘Oriental derby’ between Enyimba FC of Aba and Enugu Rangers.

Nigeria’s representatives in next year’s CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup will emerge from the Super Six.

The first and second placed teams will compete in the Champions League while the third team will pick one of the Confederation Cup tickets.

While Rangers topped Group A of the abridged league, Enyimba finished third behind Lobi Stars of Makurdi

The second match of the day will see former champions, Kano Pillars take on Group B winners, Akwa United, with the last game of the day between FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Lobi Stars who are looking to return to the continent again.

Two days later, Akwa United will slug it out with FC Ifeanyi Ubah, followed by another big clash between Rangers and Lobi Stars, while Kano Pillars and Enyimba wrap up the proceedings for that day.

On Saturday, Kano Pillars will trade tackles with FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the opening game of the day, before Enyimba and Lobi Stars take the centre stage, Enugu Rangers will square up against Akwa United in the last game of the day.

On June 12, it will be FC Ifeayin Ubah vs Enugu Rangers, Enyimba against Akwa United while Lobi Stars slug it out with Kano Pillars.

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