By Fisayo Dairo

Abdullahi Musa scored with virtually the last kick of the game as Wikki Tourists of Bauchi recorded a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over ten-man FC Ifeanyiubah in the opening game of the 2016/17 NPFL Super4 tournament in Enugu.

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By Fisayo Dairo

The best four teams in the 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season will converge on the ancient city of Enugu, starting from Wednesday 7th of December to Sunday the 11th for the 2016/17 pre-season tournament tagged the NPFL Super4. Last season, the tournament was held over the two legs in Kaduna and Uyo with Akwa United emerging the champions.

Assuredly, the best of Nigerian football artistry will be on display at "The Cathedral", the famous home ground of reigning NPFL champions, Rangers International. Quite befitting that the tournament holds at the end of what has been a historic year for the city of Enugu and lovers of the Flying Antelopes who ended a 32-year wait for a league crown in exquisite fashion back in early October.

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A woman referee, Hannah Elaigwu from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has made the list of six referees and six assistant referees listed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the 2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super4.

The tournament holds at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu from December 7 to 11 with Rangers International, Rivers United, FC Ifeanyiubah and Wikki Tourists participating.

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Technical manager of Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma is looking forward to the prospect of facing some of Nigeria’s best football clubs in the annual pre-season tournament of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the Super 4.

The NPFL Super 4 pre-season tournament will hold in Enugu from December 7 and consists of the four clubs that have qualified to represent Nigeria in the 2017 Caf inter club tournaments.

Eguma says taking part in the Super 4 will rub off positively on his charges and the football club.

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Government of Enugu State has assured football fans and the League Management Company (LMC) of a successful hosting of the first ever Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super4 tournament which holds at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium from December 7-11.

Assurances from the State Governor, His Excellency Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was conveyed to the LMC through the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Charles Ndukwe who disclosed that the Governor described the hosting of the tournament as an honour to the state and an indication that Enugu is a frontline football state.

The State Football Association Chairman, Chidi Offor Okenwa also described the NPFL Super4 hosting as the finest moment for the people of Enugu State coming on the heels of Rangers International's triumph in the 2015/16 season of the NPFL.

Read more: Governor Ugwuanyi excited by NPFL Super 4 in Enugu  

Wikki Tourists and FC Ifeanyiubah have been drawn to play the opening game of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which flags off on December 7 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

According to fixtures released by the League Management Company (LMC), the opening match will kick off at 5pm with the second fixture between league champions, Rangers International and runners-up, Rivers United starting at 7pm.

Chief Operating Officer of the LMC, Salihu Abubakar said “on Matchday 2, Rangers International will play Wikki Tourists in the first match starting at 5pm while Rivers United and FC Ifeanyiubah will take to the pitch for the second game of the day.”

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