Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) sides Rivers United and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) will seek to put life back into their race for survival as both teams set the tone for Matchday 26 in their second meeting this Saturday.

Both clubs start the matchday in worrying positions. Rivers United are just a place above the bottom-four while 3SC are third from bottom.

On February 5, 2017 Rivers United played probably their worst game in the NPFL this season and the opposition on the day was 3SC.

Read more: Rivers Utd, Shooting Stars aim to ease worries  

Lobi Stars forward Kingsley Eduwo and FC Ifeanyiubah's Ghanaian head coach Yaw Preko have been named League Bloggers Awards (LBA) Player and Manager respectively for the month of May.

Eduwo and Preko posted superior performances with their clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the month under review to fend off other contenders in the running for both categories of awards.

Read more: LBA names Eduwo, Preko May winners in NPFL  

•NPFL players, officials to wear black armbands
•To observe one minute silence

Players and match officials of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) are to turn out with black arm bands to honour a former coach of prominent NPFL clubs, Kelechi Emeteole who passed on in the early hours of Wednesday.

Emeteole, nicknamed ‘Caterpillar’ in his playing days for various league clubs in the country died in India where he underwent surgery for throat cancer.

Read more: LMC dedicates Matchday 26 to Emeteole  

By Fisayo Dairo

Thousands of locals had thronged the compact Umuahia Township Stadium to catch a glimpse of the surprise team in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season, leaders Plateau United.

Sadly but more curiously for them, the team steadily turning out to be our very own 'Leicester City' (the term coined from the English side's unbelievable conquest of English football in 2016) are coached by Kennedy Boboye, a man who left Abia Warriors after 29 games in charge last season in rather unpleasant circumstances. While some really wanted to see what stuff Plateau United are made of, some desperately wanted Boboye to be taught a footballing lesson, on the pitch.

Read more: Abia Warriors local hero Aseigbu underlines importance of win over Plateau Utd  

FC Ifeanyiubah’s Ivorian import, Pascal Seka got the highest votes of 338 to emerge the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 23 VAT Wonder Goal award winner.

Seka ran neck and neck with Lobi Stars’ Anthony Okpotu in the votes on the twitter handle picking 73 votes to Okpotu’s 71 of the 198 votes cast by fans leaving El-Kanemi Warriors’ Aghahowa Otakho with the remaining 54 votes.

Read more: Seka is VAT Wonder Goal 4 Winner  

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