Rivers United emerged champions of the 2016/17 NPFL Super 4 in Enugu on Sunday. They amassed a total of 6 points from 3 games to add a silverware to their cabinet. Guy Kuemian’s 5th goal from a defensive error gave Rivers United a last day 1-0 victory over Wikki Tourists.
Rangers failed to see off FC IfeanyiUbah in the last match of the tournament which should have given them the edge over Rivers United. Godwin Aguda opened scoring in the 49th minute for Rangers but Jimoh Oni equalized in the 67th minute for FC IfeanyiUbah.
Round Up – NPFL 2016-17 Pre-season Super 4
- Match-day One
Wikki Tourists 2-1 FC IfeanyiUbah
Rangers Intl. FC 2-0 Rivers United
- Match-day Two
Rangers Intl. FC 0-0 Wikki Tourists
Rivers United 2-0 FC IfeanyiUbah
- Match-day Three
Rivers United 1-0 Wikki Tourists
Rangers Intl. FC 1-1 FC IfeanyiUbah
- Final Table:
The NPFL Super 4 is a preseason tournament organized by the League Management Company (LMC) to prepare the 4 teams that will represent Nigeria in the 2017 CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup.
Rangers and Rivers United will play in the Champions League while Wikki Tourists and FC IfeanyiUbah will play in the Confederations Cup.
The draws for the 2016/17 NPFL season were made on Friday night. The first fixtures include:
- Shooting Stars vs LOBI Stars
- Kano Pillars vs FC IfeanyiUbah
- MFM FC vs Niger Tornadoes
- ABS FC vs Akwa United
- Rivers United vs Elkanemi Warriors
- Wikki Tourists vs Nasarawa United
- Rangers Intl. FC vs Abia Warriors
- Katsina United vs Gombe United
- Demo Stars vs Plateau United
- Enyimba FC vs Sunshine Stars
The remaining fixtures will be released later while we await the beginning of the 2016/17 NPFL Season.
Copa Lagos 2016
The Beach Eagles failed to win the Copa Lagos for the third straight time after they suffered their biggest ever defeat in the competition to Switzerland 8-3. The Eagles have never conceded 8 goals in the Copa Lagos but they would need to do better in the CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations coming up from December 13th.
Enyimba also failed to secure a first win in the Copa Lagos after they lost 6-5 to Pepsi Football Academy. There was a celebrity match between Team Ikpeba and Team Dbanj. Team Ikpeba won 2-1.
That’s all for today.
Photo credit: LMC Media