Super Sunday Showdown: NPFL Preview starring Enyimba and Remo Stars' fight to ease relegation fears

Sporting Lagos vs Enyimba in the Super 8

Super Sunday Showdown: NPFL Preview starring Enyimba and Remo Stars' fight to ease relegation fears

Izuchukwu Akawor 08:02 - 15.10.2023

Get all the exciting insights for the upcoming actions in the NPFL featuring some of Nigeria's best clubs on Super Sunday.

In anticipation of an action-packed Super Sunday in the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, fans and enthusiasts are gearing up for an array of thrilling matches that promise to deliver high-octane football drama. 

With that in mind, let’s take a sneak peek at what’s on the horizon for this exciting and potentially pulsating matchday. 

NPFL Title Race Heats Up

Yes, I understand it is early in the new NPFL season but some teams are already setting the pace. Spectators can expect intense battles on the pitch as teams Sporting Lagos, Rivers United, and Rangers International look to catch up with Bendel Insurance.

With just three points separating most of these teams from the top, the Super Sunday fixtures will play a crucial role in shaping the title race. 

Sporting Lagos in the NPFL
Sporting Lagosare looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos)

Former leaders, Sporting Lagos, will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they welcome Doma United to Lagos. 

The Noisy Lagosians have picked up four points from their first two matches and are one of only two teams yet to concede this season. 

In Akwa, the renewed and reinvigorated Ranges will host Niger Tornadoes. The Flying Antelopes are looking to return to winning ways after a 2-1 defeat to Remo Stars in their last outing.

Mid-table battles

It is normal for the focus to be often on the title race, but there are clubs in the mid-table who will also offer possible captivating clashes later today. 

Shooting Stars and NPFL
Shooting Stars will hope to make it back-to-back wins at home. (Photo Credit: Shootingsc/X)

Gombe United will hope to build on the win against champions Enyimba when they face Shooting Stars in Ibadan.

Abia Warriors welcome Kano Pillars in Umuahia with the Ochendo Babes looking for a second win of the season against the newly promoted former champions.

Abia Warriors and NPFL
Abia Warriors have not lost to Kano Pillars at home. (Photo Credit: Abia Warriors/X)

Relegation Clashes

All roads lead to Aba where defending champions Enyimba will have their hands full against Akwa United.

The People’s Elephant currently sit at the bottom of the table and Finidi George and his boys will be under pressure to leave that spot after 90 minutes.

Another super clash will see 16th-placed Remo Stars as visitors to Bayelsa United, who sits 8th on the NPFL table. 

Remo lost on their last visit to the South-South following a 2-0 defeat to Bayelsa’s neighbours, Rivers United. 

Enyimba and NPFL
Enyimba are Nigeria's NPFL champions but sit bottom of the table. (Photo Credit: Pulse Sports)

The Sky Blues’ hope will be to avoid another slip-up against another United side, this time led by a certain Robert Mizo, who sits at the top of the race for the Golden Boot.

Super Sunday in the NPFL promises to be a day filled with football excitement. Fans can look forward to a day of nail-biting moments, spectacular goals, and the thrill of the beautiful game.

Stay tuned to Pulse Sports Nigeria as the actions unfold in what is sure to be an unforgettable day in the Nigerian Football League.

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