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NPFL| Relegation battlers in final day push

NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 02/10/2016

The saying that it is not over until it is over is set to play out in the Nigeria Professional Football League as final battle takes place across the country this Sunday.

The same way everyone is talking about the race for the continental spaces going to the wire, the battle for survival at the deep end of the table is equally top on the debate; especially for those seeking a happy ending for their various teams.

The quartet of Abia Warriors, Heartland, MFM FC and Warri Wolves, still have to wait till Sunday evening to know if they will be keeping their Premier League status at least for another season.

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While some literally have their destinies in their hand, some others will have to hope and pray results go their way to stay afloat.

 Heartland have never been relegated from the top division face Plateau United in Jos and can only secure their status with an outright win though a loss and then failure by MFM FC and Wolves to avoid defeats against FC Ifeanyiubah will see them survive the drop. 

MFM after putting up some eye-catching performance in the season, find themselves in trouble. They have to beat FC Ifeanyiubah and hope any of Abia Warriors and Heartland slip up. 

It is same for Wolves though they will need to win by a margin of at least six goals.

Abia Warriors, according to pundits, look like the team with the best chance of survival going into the final day. 

They are three points better than fourth from bottom side, MFM and host Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) at home. The battle to beat the drop is certainly on.

For this quartet, this is the most important 90 minutes of their season.