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Enyimba, Shooting Stars battle for 100 million Naira in NPFL preseason tourney

December 9th 2022, 8:48:34 am

Enyimba will be playing Shooting Stars in the 100 million Naira final at the Mobalaji Johnson Arena known as Onikan Stadium on Friday.

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Enyimba International of Aba will be playing Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan in the final of the maiden edition of the NPFL/Mmobuosi preseason tournament at the Mobalaji Jhonson Arena known as Onikan Stadium.

The winner takes all pre-season tournament supported by the Nigeria Professional Football League will end on Friday.

Both teams settled for a goalless draw on match day three while Bendel Insurance shocked Rangers International 2-1 to finish in third place with three points.

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Eighth-time NPFL champions finished first on the log with seven points, while the Oluyole Warriors finished second with five points from three games.

The pre-season tournament started at the Remo stars stadium, Ikenne, Ogun state with arch-rivals Shooting Stars thrashing Bendel Insurance 3-0 while Enyimba recorded a victory against the Rangers 1-0.

On day two, Enyimba defeated Bendel Insurance 4-3, while 3SC played a 1-1 draw with Rangers.

Hassan Abdulsalam / AFP/AFP

The winner will be going home with 100 million naira, In the individual award, the highest goal scorer will get one million naira and a golden boot. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) will also get one million naira.

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) organized this preseason tourney as a test run for the 2022/2023 NPFL season with the rumor that the league will resume by December 18.

Hassan Abdulsalam
Hassan is a sports reporter and a CAF and ITTF-accredited journalist. He is a local sports advocate and majors in table tennis.

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