BY JOE APU
Nigeria football will come alive Wednesday as Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enugu Rangers battles Federation Cup winners FC IfeanyiUbah in the annual Charity Cup match in Abuja to usher in the new season.
NFF’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode told thenff.com that all arrangements had been put in place for the match, scheduled for the main bowl of the National Stadium Complex from 4:00pm.
Officials of the two clubs, as well as those of the other two clubs flying Nigeria’s flag in continental competitions this year, Rivers United and Wikki Tourists, are also due to meet with NFF officials same day with regards to their continental campaigns.
Rangers, who swept to their first title in 32 years by claiming the NPFL title on the last day of last season, will fly Nigeria’s flag in the dollar –spangled CAF Champions League while FC IfeanyiUbah, conquerors of Nasarawa United in the final of the men’s Federation Cup will campaign in the CAF Confederation Cup.
NPFL vice champions Rivers United will join Enugu Rangers in the CAF Champions League, with third –placed Wikki Tourists searching for honours in the Confederation Cup.