NPFL 2016/2017 SEASON : Rangers begin title defence against Abia Warriors

BY

MARIAH OLATUNJI

 

Enugu Rangers International will begin its title defence at home to Abia Warriors FC in the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League [NPFL] fixtures released on Saturday night .

 

Last season Runners Up, Rivers United will welcome El-Kanemi Warriors to Yakubu Gowon stadium, Port Harcourt.

 

In other fixtures, Lobi Stars will be away to Shooting Stars of Ibadan as the newly promoted side Remo Stars make its debut at home to Plateau United in Ijebu Ode.

 

Kano Pillars will square up against FC Ifeanyi Ubah at Sanni Abacha Stadium in Kano.

 

MFM FC who escaped relegation last season will battle Niger Tornadoes FC at Agege Stadium, Lagos

 

Akwa United FC will take on A.B.S FC in Ilorin, Sunshine Stars versus Enyimba FC in Aba while Katsina United FC play host to Gombe United.

 

The new season kick off December 18, 2016


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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