Wikki Tourists, FC Ifeanyi Ubah to open 2016 NPFL Super Four
Wikki Tourists and FC IfeanyiUbah have been drawn to play the opening game of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Four competition, which flags off on December 7 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
According to fixtures released by the League Management Company (LMC), the opening match will kick-off at 5.00 p.m. with the second fixture between league champions, Rangers and runners-up, Rivers United starting at 7.00 p.m.
LMC’s Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, added: “On Match Day 2, Rangers International will play Wikki Tourists in the first match starting at 5pm while Rivers United and FC IfeanyiUbah will take to the pitch for the second game of the day.”
The final match day will have the fixtures between Rivers United and Wikki Tourists at 5.00 p.m., while FC IfeanyiUbah and Rangers International will play the closing game at 7.00 p.m.
Abubakar also noted that all the matches would be played under flood light.
“We are continuing with the growing popularity of night games in Enugu and essentially, we are also considering a fans-friendly time when businesses would have closed to encourage huge turnout for the matches,” he said.
The NPFL Super Four is an annual pre-season tournament organized by the LMC for clubs participating in Confederation of African Football (CAF) Club competitions in the coming season. It enables the clubs condition their players for the competition as the tournament provides a platform for integration of new and retained players of the clubs as well as enable the Managers put to competitive test their pre-season trainings.