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The Nigerian professional league comes to an end today with  a total of  9  matches  on card today.

several grabs are on offer as the league ends with  the continental tickets  the most lucrative of them all.Also   two other clubs will  go down to the second tier joining already relegated  Ikorodu United and Giwa FC.

Rangers  International of Enugu are top of the table on 60 points from 35 matches, three points clear of their closet challenger  Rivers United which is a union between Sharks and dolphin FC.

‘The Flying Antelope’ have not won a major trophy in 32  years and they just need to avoid  defeat  against El Kanemi Warriors, whose premier league status is guaranteed for next season.

Supersport ,the official broadcaster together with the League Managemnt  have put two trophies in the cities of Uyo and Enugu where the battle for the title is expected.

Second-placed Rivers United will hope to finish as runners-up, but after they failed to beat Abia Warriors last weekend at home, they have thrown wide open the chance to feature in next year’s CAF Champions League.

FC IfeanyiUbah, on 56 points, and Wikki Tourists, who have recorded 54 points can dislogded the Port Harcourt outfit if they both win .
The other battle is at the bottom of the table, where expelled Giwa FC and Ikorodu United have also been demoted with two other clubs to be relegated.

Warri Wolves, Heartland of Owerri , MFM FC and Abia Warriors are all battling for survival with any  two of the  four clubs will join the already demoted.

Wolves are third from bottom with 42 points and a very unhealthy goals difference of -10, MFM also have 42 points with a -5 goals difference and Heartland have 43 points with a -5 goals difference.

Abia Warriors  will be at home to  Shooting Stars, who have also secured their place in the top flight with 47 points, while Warri Wolves, who last season were battling for the championship, will also be at home against relegated Ikorodu United.

Heartland, who have never been relegated, face a huge  task at Plateau United  while MFM will hope to win at home to stop IfeanyiUbah from possibly finishing in the top-3.

 

The Matches

Plateau United vs Heartland

Rangers vs El Kanemi

Warri Wolves vs Ikorodu United

Wikki Tourists vs Sunshine Stars

Abia Warriors vs Shooting Stars

Akwa United vs Rivers United

Lobi Stars vs Nasarawa United

MFM vs FC IfeanyiUbah

Kano Pillars vs Niger Tornadoes

additional reporting by  African football

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