For Nigerian football fans, this weekend is going to be a momentous one as curtains will fall on the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League today. At the end of the week 38 matches, there will be celebrations and misery for some of the fans. Table toppers, Plateau United are highly favoured to lift their first league title but they must first win against Enugu Rangers in Jos.
Their closest rivals MFM are away against El-Kanemi Warriors but have not given up hope of also winning their first ever NPFL title.
Thus, our cover story previews this weekend’s matches with emphasis on the title contenders and those clubs that battling against relegation.
Plateau United, MFM and Enyimba may end with continental tickets but there may be wailing and gnashing of teeth in the camps of ABS, 3SC, Abia Warriors and Wikki Tourists who might join Remo Stars and Gombe United who are already relegated.
Still on the NPFL, we have interviewed one of the stars in the league, Ibrahim Mustapha of Enyimba FC for your reading delight. The former El-Kanemi Warriors star spoke to us on his team’s chances of winning a continental ticket and his fledging football career.
And in Europe, our man from London, David Billington has served you another mouth-watering football column that is filled to the brim with super exclusive stories. Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are still on his main menu.
In tennis, former world number one, Roger Federer who got dumped out of the ongoing US Open by Juan Martin del Potro in the rematch of their epic 2009 final has confessed that he was beaten because he didn’t deserve to win the match that would have pitched him against perennial rival Rafael Nadal.
And with the international break over, the football leagues in Europe are back this weekend and the English Premier League offers an interesting fixture which is a must watch for Nigerian football fans.
Therefore, we have previewed for you the fixture between former champions, Leicester City and current title holders Chelsea at Kings Power stadium.
It is an open secret that four of Nigeria’s super stars, Victor Moses, Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho will be in action in this potentially explosive fixture from 3pm local time.
On this note, we wish you a splendid sporting weekend.