NPFL Super 6: Enyimba Battles Rivers United In Final; Sunshine, Lobi Crash Out Of Continental Quest
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By Amaechi Agbo
Eight-time champions, Enyimba FC and the defending champions Rivers United will clash in the 2023 Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL Super 6 Play-off final in Logos on Sunday, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Both champions will slug it out for the coveted trophy after they were pegged on the same 8 points after matchday 4 of the ongoing Super 6 in Lagos on Friday
In Matchday 4 encounters on Friday, Rivers United ended Bendel Insurance’s unbeaten run in the league after handing them a 2-1 defeat in the first match of the day.
In the second match, Remo Stars renewed their quest for a return to the continental league after they defeated Lobi Stars 2-0 to record 6 points.
In the last match of the day, 2019 champions, Enyimba FC showed grit and character as they thrashed Sunshine Stars 3-0 to record the highest goal scored in the tournament in a match.
Both Rivers United and Enyimba FC have equal 8 points but the People’s Elephant’s superior goal difference hands them the initiative on the log.
Following their defeats on Friday, Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars hopes of at least picking a continental ticket in the Play-off were dashed as they both have 2 points from four matches
Bendel Insurance can still pick a continental ticket if they defeat Remo Stars in their final match on Sunday
In the matches lined up on Sunday, Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars will square up by 2pm.in bottom of the table clash.
Remo Stars will take on Bendel Insurance in the second match of the day. This match is critical for both teams. Remo will be aiming for a victory which will see them push for the title depending on the outcome of the last match of the day involving Enyimba and Rivers United. They will also be seeking to consolidate their continental ticket push.
The last match of the day, Enyimba FC vs Rivers United which will kick-off by 6pm will decide the winner of the 2023 NPFL season.
The 1st and 2nd place teams on the table will qualify for the 2023/2024 CAF Champions League while the team’s that comes 3rd will pick the CAF Confederation Cup.
NPFL Super 6 MD4 Results
Rivers United 2-1 Bendel Insurance
Lobi Stars 0-2 Remo Stars
Sunshine Stars 0-3 Enyimba FC
Sunday’s MD4 Fixtures
Sunshine Stars Vs Lobi Stars 2pm
Remo Stars Vs Bendel Insurance 4pm
Enyimba FC vs Rivers United 6pm