Eagles Change Owerri Derby Tie Date


The Nigeria Premier League, NPL Matchday 30 oriental derby between hosts, Heartland and Enugu Rangers at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri has been brought forward by 24 hours.

The southeastern rivals shared points in the first fixture at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

The match originally scheduled for Sunday, 3 June 3 and all Week 30 matches will now hold on Saturday, 2 June.

The league matches are being brought forward to accommodate the Super Eagles’ 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier against the Brave Warriors of Namibia at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar on 3 June.

NPL secretary, Tunji Babalola told SuperSport.com that the whole Matchday 30 games will hold on Saturday in deference to the Super Eagles match against the Brave Warriors.

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“All Week 30 matches will hold on Saturday, as there won’t be any match on Sunday due to Super Eagles match against the Namibians in Calabar on Sunday.

“Teams have been asked to adjust and adhere strictly to latest development as well as use the time to support the senior national team,” he said.

NPL has also rescheduled three Matchday 26 games for this mid-week.

These are the encounters involving hosts, Jigawa Golden Stars and Warri Wolves, Niger Tornadoes and Sunshine Stars as well as the tie between bottom-placed side, Rising Stars and Heartland.