February, 4 2023.
In Aba, Enyimba are favourites to overcome promoted El-Kanemi Warriors who are second bottom on the Group A log. 3SC of Ibadan and Nasarawa United are locked in a must win encounter for both sides, as a draw may not please fans of either of the faltering sides, especially those of the visiting Solid Miners.
In Uyo, Akwa United will have their hands full when hosting Remo Stars of Ikenne, who are in sparkling form, with four wins and a loss. While Kwara United who got a confidence boosting win over Akwa United on Matchday 5, will look to build on that momentum when battling Plateau United, at the new Jos Stadium.
In Group B matches designated for Sunday, all eyes will be focused on Akure, where Bayelsa United who were ducked three points by the IMC for a security infraction, shall begin their recovery as guests of Sunshine Stars.
Niger Tornadoes will in Kaduna host Lobi Stars of Makurdi, who has been in some good form lately, despite relocating their home games from the Aper Akù Stadium, to Jos.
Wikki Tourists who have yet to announce a new Coach since the departure of Kabiru Dogo on Tuesday, are home in Bauchi to resurgent Enugu Rangers.
NPFL new boys, Doma United will taste the might of the reigning champions, Rivers United, at the Pantami Stadium, in Gombe.
Players of all the teams are to wear black armband this weekend, in honour of Late Dr. Kingsley Nnaemeka Eneogwe, the Referee from Abia State who was killed in a fatal road mishap, somewhere in Kogi State, on his way home after Refereeing the derby between Nasarawa United and Plateau United in Kaduna, on Sunday. www.ckdmedia.ng reports.
A minute silence will also be observed in his honour, before each kick-off.