Rivers United ready to face off Lobi Stars in NPFL 2023 season opener

Rivers United ready to face off Lobi Stars in NPFL 2023 season opener

Rivers United are fully ready to take on a fresh challenge as they will play host to Lobi Stars in their opening game of Nigeria Premier Football League – NPFL matchup of the season on Sunday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.Rivers United ready to face off Lobi Stars in NPFL 2023 season opener

With Rivers United kicking off the new NPFL season against the Makurdi Boys, the home fans surely have a lot to be excited about as defending champions.

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20 teams will compete in the regular NPFL season, which runs until May 14, to earn a spot in the Super 6 playoff, with the last six teams competing for the championship in the Super Six.

Rivers United ready to face off Lobi Stars in NPFL 2023 season opener

Rivers United January fixtures

The Wike Boys will be meeting the Ortom Boys for the 25th time, as they begin their journey of grabbing a second Nigeria Premier Football League title to their list of achievements.

The Pride of Rivers, who have won three games, drawn one, and lost only one in their previous five encounters, will want to continue dominating their opponents in Port Harcourt.

In their last clash, Rivers United’s Ogoni-born forward – Nyima Nwagua scored the game’s only goal with a strong long-range effort.

The first-round Nigeria Premier Football League meeting between the two teams was originally set for January 8 but was moved to Sunday, January 15.

The League organisers rescheduled the encounter for a week later.

The match coincided with Rivers United friendly against First Mahi FC of Nigeria League One on January 8 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.

Rivers United will surely love to play a good host to Lobi Stars at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Sunday, January 15, 2023, as the match will kickoff 4:00pm Nigerian time.

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