Enyimba FC tackles Abia Warriors at Enyimba International Stadium in the second derby game of the season even as the new season in Nigeria takes centre stage of a Long absence.
The Aba elephants are among the Nigerian contingents on the continent after the point per game system was used to give the final standings of the league last season, which was as a result of effects caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Austin Oladapo was absent as Enyimba lost to Al Merreikh in the all-important Champions League first-leg clash in Omdurman.
However, the elephants have turned their attentions towards the domestic campaign with another important derby game against the Warriors of Abia State.
Match Preview and team news
Enyimba is returning from a disappointing loss in the hands of Al Merreikh, as a result, they’ll be coming out in their numbers to ensure a victory in the league opener.
Coach of the side Osho expressed regrets after the loss in Sudan and promise to make amendments in future matches to come.
The manager is expecting his best players to be available for selection on Tuesday when they take on the Warriors.
Abia Warriors, on the other hand, are making their return to competitive football after a while even though they’ve played a couple of friendlies against Vandrezzer FC, with some other local-based clubs.
The venue, and how to watch
The game will be played at the Enyimba International Stadium and the two teams are known for their tough encounter whenever they meet.
The existing covid-19 protocols will restrict fans from accessing the stadium.
However, fans can stream the games on NPFL TV and Nigeria Television Authority NTA.
The LMC signed a partnership deal with Red Strike to make available live NPFL games for fans and followers on smaller devices including smartphones, tablets and computers.