The Agege Stadium in Lagos state has been selected as the venue for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six playoffs billed to commence on June 4.
Following the completion of the first phase of the league over the weekend, the top three teams in the two groups will now converge in Lagos for the title as well as for the continental football tickets up for grabs.
According to the draws conducted on Tuesday in Abuja, Enyimba and Enugu Rangers, who both have seven league titles apiece, will start the round-robin tournament on June 4 with kickoff fixed for 3 p.m. local time.
The other opening day fixtures will see FC Ifeanyin Ubah battling against Lobi Stars while Kano Pillars and Akwa United will lock horns in the 7 p.m. fixture
As stated by the League Management Company (LMC) who are the organisers of the NPFL, there will be three games on each match day of the Super Six tournament.
The Super Six, aside producing the NPFL champion for 2019, will also produce three of Nigeria’s four representatives in next season’s CAF competitions.
The LMC boss Shehu Dikko while announcing Lagos as host for the Super hinted that the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina, is on the standby as an alternate venue for the competition in the event of Lagos’ unavailability.
“Lagos will host the Super Six. We are also considering TV coverage, but we have picked Katsina State as an alternative venue,” the LMC boss told journalists
Tuesday June 4:
3PM: Enyimba FC vs Rangers International
5PM: FC Ifeanyiubah vs Lobi Stars
7PM: Kano Pillars vs Akwa United
Thursday June 6:
3PM: Akwa United vs FC Ifeanyiubah
5PM: Rangers Int’l vs Lobi Stars
7PM: Kano Pillars vs Enyimba
Saturday June 8:
3PM: Kano Pillars vs FC Ifeanyiubah
5PM: Lobi Stars vs Enyimba
7PM: Akwa United vs Rangers Int’l
Monday June 10:
3PM: Rangers Int’l vs Kano Pillars
5PM: Akwa United vs Lobi Stars
7PM: Enyimba Int’l vs FC Ifeanyiubah
Wednesday June 12:
3PM: FC Ifeanyiubah vs Rangers Int’l
5PM: Enyimba vs Akwa United
7PM: Lobi Stars vs Kano Pillars