The Nigeria Premiere League kicks off on February 21 with interesting pairings as defending champions, Enyimba travel to Dolphins.
Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enyimba travel to Dolphins in the opening day of the Nigeria topflight, according to the pairings released by the League Management Company on Sunday.
Kano Pillar tackle Enugu Rangers at home and Heartland begin their quest for the top prize with a tantalizing tie against Warri Wolves in Owerri.
Pillars won the league title three consecutively before surrendering the crown to Enyimba last season but they must negotiate their way past the Flying Antelopes on February 21 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano to show they are ready to recapture their lost crown at the end of the coming season.
Sunshine Stars host Akwa United while Niger Tornadoes and Plateau United seek maximum points in Minna.
NPFL WEEK ONE FIXTURES 2016
Giwa – FC IfeanyiUbah
Nasarawa United- MFM FC
3SC- Lobi Stars
Sunshine Stars-Akwa United
Ikorodu United- Abia Warriors
El Kanemi Warriors- Wikki Tourists
Heartland- Warri Wolves
Kano Pillars- Enugu Rangers
Plateau United-Niger Tornadoes
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