Heartland, Ifeanyi Ubah ‘Oriental Derby’ gets new date
The League Management Company, LMC, has assigned new dates for four Matchdays 8 and 9 fixtures of the NPFL billed for midweek and weekend for logistics reasons, Orient Sports. report.
LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, in a memo to the affected clubs said the games will now be played a day later than the initial dates scheduled to enable the teams that had engaged in long trips for their last weekend matches to recover before their next games it is the same thing applies for the two games shifted until Monday in Port Harcourt and Uyo.
The statement, signed by Abubakar implies that Match numbers 72 and 75 of the Matchday 8: Katsina United vs Rivers United and the Oriental Derby between Heartland and FC IfeanyiUbah, earlier slated for February 3rd will now be played on Thursday to enable the four teams to prepare adequately for the game.
While games numbers 82 and 83 between Rivers United and Nasarawa United and Akwa United vs KatsinaUnited initially billed for the weekend have both been moved to Monday next week.Rescheduled Games for Matchdays 8 and 9:Katsina United vs Rivers United- Feb. 4th.Heartland vs FC IfeanyiUbah- Feb. 4thRivers United vs Nasarawa United- Feb. 8thAkwa United vs Katsina United-