NPFL: Rangers, Heartland in oriental derby

Heartland FC defeated Kwara United 3-1 in Ilorin but have lost consecutive home games against kinsmen Abia Warriors and Sunshine Stars. They have to redeem themselves, and this makes today’s clash in Enugu one oriental war to treasure

 

Enugu Rangers and Heartland FC clash at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu while Shooting Stars visit Sunshine Stars in an uncommon weekend of regional ‘wars’ in the Glo Premier League today.

The Week 8 fixtures will also see a South-South inferno when Bayelsa United host Dolphins FC in Yenagoa.

Heartland FC defeated Kwara United 3-1 in Ilorin but have lost consecutive home games against kinsmen Abia Warriors and Sunshine Stars. They have to redeem themselves, and this makes today’s clash in Enugu one oriental war to treasure.

Gabros International, with a 100 per cent home record, are away to FC Taraba in Jalingo, while Enyimba FC, who surprisingly lost 0-2 to Gabros FC last weekend, are at home to high-flying Giwa FC from Jos.

Lobi Stars and El-Kanemi Warriors will make the grass of Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi suffer, and Kano Pillars fans will holler ‘Sai Masu Gida’ endlessly as Sharks FC of Port Harcourt visit the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Abia Warriors, with sweet memories of their one million naira handout from chairman, High Chief Emeka Inyama for the victory over Heartland FC in Owerri, play host to Kwara United, 1-0 winners over title holders Pillars in Ilorin last weekend.

Wikki Tourists of Bauchi, high on confidence after a 4-2 lashing of Enugu Rangers last weekend, are away to Akwa United in Uyo.

Warri Wolves, Nigeria’s only remaining team in the continent, take on Nasarawa United at Warri City Stadium – quality shooting practice ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup play-off first leg against AC Leopards in Dolisie next weekend.

 

WEEK 8 GLO LEAGUE FIXTURES

FC Taraba Vs Gabros International

Enyimba FC Vs Giwa FC

Bayelsa United Vs Dolphins FC

Lobi Stars Vs El-Kanemi Warriors

Akwa United Vs Wikki Tourists

Enugu Rangers Vs Heartland FC

Sunshine Stars Vs Shooting Stars

Warri Wolves Vs Nasarawa United

Abia Warriors Vs Kwara United

Kano Pillars Vs Sharks FC

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