Teams jostle for continental tickets, championship on NPFL final day
There will be everything to play for on Sunday, when the Nigeria league season ends – the championship, continental tickets as well as the battle for survival.
Rangers are top of the table on 60 points from 35 matches, three points clear of closest rivals Rivers United.
‘The Flying Antelope’ have not won a major trophy in 32 years and all that can change should they avoid defeat at home against El Kanemi Warriors.
Second-placed Rivers United still hope for the title but after they failed to beat Abia Warriors last weekend, they have thrown wide open the race to qualify for next year’s CAF Champions League.
FC IfeanyiUbah, on 56 points, and Wikki Tourists, on 54 points, are still in with a good chance of toppling the Port Harcourt outfit.
The other battle is at the bottom of the table, where expelled Giwa FC and Ikorodu United have been demoted with two other clubs to be relegated on Sunday.
Warri Wolves, Heartland, MFM FC and Abia Warriors are all not safe.
Abia Warriors are home to Shooting Stars, Warri Wolves face relegated Ikorodu United.
Heartland, who have never been relegated, travel to Plateau United and MFM have a showdown with IfeanyiUbah.