NPFL: Continental action forces fixture changes - FCNaija

NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 09/02/2018

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Some match fixtures of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been adjusted by the League Management Company (LMC) in lieu of the involvement of some of the clubs in continental club competitions.

In a memo the LMC Chief Operating Officer (COO), Salihu Abubakar informed the clubs that some of the matches originally scheduled for February 11 and 18 has been moved to new dates.

Specifically, the Match Day 8 fixture between Wikki Tourists and Lobi Stars will now hold on Monday, February 12 as against the previous date of Sunday, February 11.

Other affected Match Day 8 fixtures are those involving Enyimba International and champions, Plateau United which was shifted to midweek, February 14 from February 12 and the fixture between MFM and Akwa United in Agege which now will hold on Thursday, February 15.

Some Match Day 9 fixtures scheduled for February 18 were also affected as Akwa United will now visit Lobi Stars on February 28, Plateau United will host Rangers International while Sunshine Stars will host MFM in Akure on the same midweek of February 28.

Plateau United, MFM are involved in the CAF Champions League while Enyimba International and Akwa United are competing in the CAF Confederation Cup first round matches but Enyimba, a former CAF Champions League winner was drawn bye.

All other fixtures remain as scheduled, the LMC stated.

*NPFL Fixtures*

Match day 8 - February 11, 2018

FC Ifeanyi Ubah vs Heartland FC

Kwara United vs Katsina United

Niger Tornadoes vs Nasarawa United

Yobe D. Stars vs Rivers United

Go Round vs Abia Warriors

Rangers Int’l vs El-Kanemi Warr.

Sunshine Stars vs Kano Pillars

February 12, 2018

Wikki Tourists vs Lobi stars

February14, 2018 (Midweek)

Enyimba Int'l vs Plateau Utd

February 15, 2018

MFM FC vs Akwa utd

Matchday 9 - February18, 2018

Heartland vs Wikki Tourists

Katsina United vs Ifeanyiubah

Nasarawa United vs Kwara United

Rivers United vs Niger Tornadoes

Abia Warriors FC vs Yobe D. Stars

El-Kanemi Warriors vs Go Round

Kano Pillars FC vs Enyimba Int’l