NPFL:Remo Stars, Enyimba,Shooting Stars Jostling For Continental Tickets As Sport Lagos, Bayelsa Battle For Survival - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

NPFL:Remo Stars, Enyimba,Shooting Stars Jostling For Continental Tickets As Sport Lagos, Bayelsa Battle For Survival


Remo Stars of Ikenne-Remo, Enyimba International of Aba and Shooting Stars of Ibadan are jostling for the remaining continental tickets for a place in either CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup in the last round of matches in the Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL 2023/2024 season 

The Skye Blues side currently placed second with 62 points behind newly crowned champions,Enugu Rangers will be going all out for the maximum three points against the visiting seventh placed Katsina United with 55 points when both sides clash at Remo Stars International Stadium in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State 

Only a win for the homeside will secure second consecutive Champions League ticket while former champions,Enyimba International currently in third position with 60 points will be attempting to snatch the same ticket from the Remo Stars, if they are able to beat fifth placed Plateau United of Jos with 58 points in Aba and Remo Stars dropping points 

A victory for the Jos based against the homeside in Aba, will see them securing a place on the continent for next season 

Shooting Stars of Ibadan occupying fourth position with 59 points will also be seeking opportunity of picking CAF confederation ticket , they are able to secure a victory against visitors and relegation threatened Sport Lagos who are currently in the 17th position with 46 points 

But a win for both Remo Stars and Aba Elephants in their respective matches at home will secure the remaining continental tickets for the two sides 

The match between relegated bottom placed Gombe United with 25 points and visiting Enugu Rangers who won the top flight league this season after their 2-0 win against visitors Bendel Insurance, will be a mere formality as the outcome of the encounter will not make a difference on the table 

In other remaining features for the season, sixth placed Lobi Stars of Makurdi with 58 points also stand a chance of playing continental football, they are able to beat homeside, Kano Pillars currently in the 12th position with 49 points 

Eight placed Rivers United of Port-Harcourt with 53 points will be visitors to Akwa United of Uyo who seriously need the vital maximum three points to improve on their current 16th  position with 46 points and escape being relegated 

Similarly Bendel Insurance of Benin who are occupying ninth position with 53 points will hosting Bayelsa United of Yenegoa who must avoid a defeat to better their standing on the table where they are placed on 15th position with 47 points 

Abia Warriors currently on tenth position with 51 points are also visitors to relegation threatened Doma United of Gombe who must win by as many goals as possible to improve on the 18th position with 43 points while the match between 14th placed Niger Tornadoes of Minna with 48 points and visiting Sunshine Stars of Akure currently in 11th with 49 points will not make much difference as both sides are comfortable on the table 

Also the encounter between 13th placed Kwara United of Ilorin with 48 points and their guests, relegated Heartland of Owerri with 38 points will equally not make much difference because of the positions of both teams 

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