NPFL Champions Rangers Begin Title Defence Against Abia Warriors | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Nigeria champions Enugu Rangers will begin their title defence at home against regional rivals Abia Warriors on the opening day of the new season.


However, the date for the big kick-off has yet to be announced.

In other matches, Enyimba take on Sunshine Stars, MFM are home to Niger Tornadoes, Kano Pillars face FC IfeanyiUbah, 3SC welcome Lobi Stars and Wikki battle Nasarawa United.

In other opening day clashes, Akwa United  will be away to ABS, Rivers United face El Kanemi in Port Harcourt, Katsina are home to another promoted club Gombe United and new boys Remo Stars battle Plateau United.

Four clubs have been promoted to the top flight – Remo Stars, ABS FC, Gombe United and Katsina United.

Rangers were champions last season with Rivers United finishing as runners-up.

Both teams will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League.

Wikki Tourists placed third and will feature in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.

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