Lagos - The League Management Company has postponed the Nigeria
Premier League week two games involving Enyimba, Akwa United and Nasarawa
United due to continental engagements.
The Match Day two fixtures involving the three clubs in the
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) have been rescheduled and will now
hold on March 16, 2016.
The fixtures are Akwa United vs Ikorodu United, Enyimba vs
Shooting Stars and FC IfeanyiUbah vs Nasarawa United.
Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer of the League
Management Company explained that Match Day 2 fixtures were put on hold at the
instance of the clubs involved in continental competitions. Match Day 3
fixtures involving the three clubs will accordingly be played on March 23,
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"The clubs were already not in the Match Day 3 fixtures
due to their continental fixtures holding on the weekend of February 26-28 but
we have received representations from officials of the three clubs pleading to
be allowed to focus on their continental fixtures," Abubakar explained.
Nasarawa United are already billed to fly out Tuesday to
Dakar, Senegal for the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup tie against AS
Academie Demonstration Foot. The first leg saw the Lafia side in a narrow 2-1
Enyimba International will host Vipers of Uganda in the
second leg of the CAF Champions League after losing the first leg 1-0 in Kampala.
The match will hold at the Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
Akwa United will also play their second leg tie of the CAF
Confederations Cup against Vita Club de Mokanda of Congo.
Abubakar said the adjustment in fixtures did not affect
other clubs whose games will hold this Wednesday as previously scheduled.For
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