Sporting Lagos faced with nightmare start to 2024 in the NPFL

Paul Offor's Sporting Lagos are flirting with relegation. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos/X)

Sporting Lagos faced with nightmare start to 2024 in the NPFL

Izuchukwu Akawor 20:28 - 05.01.2024

Sporting Lagos are starring at relegation after a string of poor results in the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL.

Newly promoted NPFL side Sporting Lagos are facing a monster of an opening to the New Year in the nation’s elite Football League. 

The NPFL lightweights will kick start 2024 with a daunting schedule for the first few fixtures and it’s far from ideal for the Tech Boys. 

Sporting Lagos in the NPFL

After what was a brilliant start to their maiden season in the NPFL, Paul Offor and his Sporting team are flirting with danger in the football league. 

After 16 matches so far in the league, Sporting have managed just miserly four wins, five draws and six defeats. 

Robert Mizo contests an aerial duel with Sporting Lagos' centre-back, Ekene. (Photo Credit: Joseph Victor Oluwaseyi.)

Such a poor return leaves the Tech Boys 15th on the table, with just one point separating them and relegation. 

Sporting Lagos fixtures

With two defeats and two draws in their last five matches, Coach Paul and Sporting Lagos cannot afford any more slip-ups.

There has been little for Sporting Lagos celebrate lately. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos/X)

However, according to their calendar, Sporting will have their work cut out in their coming fixtures, with three big games coming up.

They are visitors in Aba to take on defending champions, Enyimba, who are in a rich vein of form, before hosting Shooting Stars at Onikan, where they have struggled to make a fotress.

After the Southwest derby, the Tech Boys will face another difficult away trip as they will be in Benin to buy Bendel Insurance’s market. 

With just four wins all season, a look at that run of games shows that Sporting Lagos are in for more nightmares in the NPFL, with relegation looming large. 

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