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IMC Confirms MJA Onikan Lagos, New Dates for Super Six

May, 17 2023.

_As Doma United & Remo Stars Justle to Claim Last Slot_

Reigning Champions, Rivers United and Promoted high-flyers, Doma United FC will on Thursday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, in Port Harcourt slug it out in their outstanding Matchday 16 rescheduled Group B clash, of the 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season.

The fixture is the only outstanding game in both divides of the league, going into the regular season finalé, which the Interim Management Committee (IMC) has set to be played simultaneously on Sunday May 21st, 2023 at all ten match venues, across the country.

On that day, the relegation to the Nigeria National League (NNL) of sides like El-kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, Nasarawa United of Lafia and Dakkada FC of Uyo would be ratified, while Wikki Tourists of Bauchi whose faint hopes of Survival have been dangling on a piece of tread, will need extra grace to finally avoid going down.

For Doma United, who are playing in the elite division for the very first time in their history, the outstanding fixture in Port Harcourt is crucial, as it affords them another opportunity to rob shoulders with the very best NPFL has to offer, and beating Stanley Eguma's side like they did in Gombe would certainly seal their place in the Super Six, with one match to spare.

The Pride of Rivers currently tops the Group B log with 30 points, ahead of Lobi Stars who reclined to second, with inferior goals difference.

Doma United are 3rd with 26 points, with a game in hand against Sunshine Stars of Akure, who are 2 points adrift and still with an outside chance of crashing into the season ending party in Lagos.

While Rivers United and Lobi Stars have booked their places in the Super Six from Group B. Bendel Insurance of Benin with 33 points and seasoned campaigners Enyimba International of Aba with 31 points are the first two sides in Group A to punch their tickets, leaving Remo Stars of Ikenne on 30 points and Akwa United on 29 points to battle it out for the remaining slot.

The IMC has fixed the Super Six to hold from 2nd - 11th of June, 2023 with preference for an artificial surface that can stand the rigour of having 3 games played on it daily.

Without mincing words, the Interim Management Committee also reiterated that the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, in Onikan Lagos remains the venue for the showpiece.

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