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NPFL: What to Expect as the NPFL Returns

Adams, Jesse Odoba

The Nigeria Professional Football League will stage a sensational return this Sunday after going on a 30+ days break to the delight of many football followers within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

Well, after the conclusion of the first round, Kwara United sits top of the table with 36 points, same with Kano Pillars who are second with an inferior goal difference.

Meanwhile the points separating the 1st from the 7th position is 6 points which in all reality makes the league very competitive even after the round of 19 games.

Teams have used the period of break to strengthen their sides in quests to fight for a top four finish in the league, a position that will ensure that they qualify to represent the country at the continental level.

Although, the game between Jigawa Golden Stars and Lobi stars have played with the home team winning there are 9 other games billed for your entertainment this Sunday.

Here are things we expect to happen in the second round.

Despite been far from impressive, Enyimba still remains the team to beat as they remain the most consistent, exposed and experienced Nigeria side of the decade.

Kano Pillars are out to make a big statement.

After the sacking of Frenchman Emmanuel Soccioa, Kano Pillars have go a five games winning streak to move joint top with Kwara United.

The quartet of Akwa United, Rivers United, Enugu Rangers and Nasarawa United are the other teams that will definitely fight till the end of the season as they boost some impressive figures in the first round of the 2020/2021 season.

Whatever it is, the NPFL is back as the season has just began.

Here are MD 20 fixtures and Results.

FT: Jigawa GS 2-1 Lobi stars

FC Ifeanyi Uba vs MFM
Akwa United vs Sunshine Stars
Rivers United vs Dakkada
Rangers Int’l vs Enyimba
Nasarawa United vs Kwara United
Katsina United vs Wikki Tourists
Warri Wolves vs Kano Pillars
Plateau United vs Abia Warriors
Adamawa United vs Heartland .


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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