Thursday, July 22, 2010

Super Four To Kick Off August 2

The pre-season tournament for the top four clubs in the previous, the Super Four, has been fixed to begin on August 2 and run till August 8, 2010.
According to the draws conducted for the pre-season championship for the top four clubs in Abuja on Thursday, Premier League runner-up, Kano Pillars and fourth place side, Kwara United, would set the ball rolling.
Also, on Day One of the competition, six-time Premier League champion, Enyimba, would confront last season’s third place finisher, Sunshine Stars of Akure.
However, the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has picked three centres tentatively for the event. The centres are Akure (in Ondo State), Ijebu-Ode (in Ogun State) and Aba (in Abia State).
“The Nigeria Premier League on Thursday, 22 July conducted the draws for the Super Four competition which will hold between August 2nd and 8th, 2010 in one of the proposed centres (Akure, Ijebu-Ode and Aba).
“Day one on the fixture indicates that Kwara Utd FC will be playing  Kano Pillars FC as the opening match of this year’s edition of the Super Four competition while Enyimba Int’l FC will be trading tackles with Sunshine Stars FC,” the statement from the media office of the Premier League read.
Day Two of the NPL-organised pre-season games would witness Kano Pillars confronting Sunshine Stars before Kwara Utd tries out the Peoples Elephant as Enyimba is also called.
Sunshine Stars and Kwara United would play in the first game of the last day of the competition while Enyimba take on rival, Kano Pillars in a repeat of the final match of the just-concluded 2009/2010 league season.
Other activities that would take place during the Super Four include the pre-season workshop, draws for the 2010/2011 League season and NPL annual congress.
The NPL has also scheduled in its agenda for next Tuesday’s meeting to discuss the actual venue for the Super Four.

Kwara Utd v Kano Pillars
Enyimba v Sunshine Stars

Kano Pillars v Sunshine Stars
Kwara Utd v Enyimba

Sunshine Stars v Kwara Utd
Enyimba v Kano Pillars

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