All eyes will be on Bendel Insurance on Saturday as the much-awaited Super 6 playoff kick off at the famous Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos.
The draw was conducted on Friday and Bendel Insurance is to face Lobi Stars in its opening game.
The Benin Arsenal surprised everyone in the regular league season as they were unbeaten in 18 matches of the Abridged league and have even extended their unbeaten run to the Federation Cup where they will take on Rangers in the final
The trio of Imade Osarenkhoe, Ismael Sarki, and Deputy Echeta will be players to watch when they face Lobi Stars.
The Makurdi-based side under Dominic Iofa proved the doubters wrong in the just-concluded season by picking the playoff ticket at the expense of more established sides.
Defending champions Rivers United will hope to continue their quest to retain its crown when they face Sunshine Stars of Akure in their opening match.
After losing out on the two titles – CAF Confederation Cup and Federation Cup in the space of a week, Stanley Eguma boys will want to return to the continent.
Ghanaian forward Paul Acquah, Joseph Onoja, and Nyima Nwagua are the players Eguma will be banking on to deliver the goods against the Akure Gunners who many gave a little.
Sunshine Stars qualification surprised football fans across the country but their best player happened to be their coach Edith Agoye who was able to manage the team appropriately and secured a positive result.
The final game of the day will be the biggest one as former champions Enyimba International will confront Remo Stars.
The People’s Elephant had to settle for a draw on the final day of the league season against Shooting Stars to secure its spot in the playoffs.
Remo Stars secured a comprehensive 4-0 win over Kwara United and sealed its place in the playoff.
League top scorer Emeka Obioma who missed the last league game against Shooting Stars is expected to be back for Enyimba alongside Mbaoma, the Sky Blue Boys will have the full complement of their team for the tough encounter just as the Remo coach insisted that they are ready to give their best in the Super 6.
The games are set to commence on Saturday by 2 pm at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos.
Day 1 June 3rd
Enyimba vs. Remo Stars 2pm
Sunshine v Rivers United 4pm
Bendel Insurance v Lobi Stars 6pm