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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Super Sunday: Enugu Rangers battle Enyimba in Oriental Derby

The stage is set for the heavyweight clash between Enugu Rangers and Enyimba in the famed Oriental derby in the Match Day 2 of the Nigeria Professional Football League at the F.C IfeanyiUbah Stadium, Nnewi.

Both teams have won the league titles previously and will be prepared to out do each other to have bragging rights in the derby.

Flying Antelopes’ seek to maintain their winning start to the new season following a 2-1 win over Katsina United at Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina on matchday 1.

The ‘Flying Antelopes’ defeated the ‘Peoples Elephant’ 2-0 in a delayed match day 19 fixture while in the reverse fixture in Aba, it ended 2-1 in favor of the host.

The clash will also see Coach Abdul Maikaba leading his wards against his former employers, Enyimba, and he is confident of a good outing.

“With the response of my players to the drills we have for them, I am confident of coming out of the match with our heads held high,” Maikaba declared.

“There is nothing personal about the match as we are going into the game as a team with a collective target which is to pick the three points at stake. “Enyimba is a good side anytime but with the caliber of players in our team coupled with the confidence and determination shown in training, we shall emerge winners in this ‘Oriental Derby’.”

Fans are certain of entertaining football on Boxing Day and will be expectant to see what both coaches will do to outdo each other as well as the new playing personnel in the different camps when the game kicks off by 4pm today.

Other interesting clashes that will go down today in the Nigeria Professional Football League are Remo Stars Vs Heartland, Kano Pillars Vs Lobi Stars, Shooting Stars Vs Akwa United, Rivers United Vs Katsina United, Abia Warriors Vs Sunshine Stars, Wikki Tourists Vs Niger Tornadoes, Plateau United Vs Kwara United, Nasarawa United Vs Gombe United and Dakkada FC Vs MFM.

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