Oriental derby on the Nigeria Premier League….

Enugu Rangers will engage Enyimba of Aba in age long regional rivalry game tomorrow (July 19). The Oriental derby will take place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu, a great cathedral of soccer in Nigeria. Rangers vs Enyimba game is always a delight to watch and the atmosphere is always wonderful. The Enugu fans will be singing “Kpebe ekpere ka Rangers merie” while the Aba fans will respond with “Nzogbu nzogbu Enyimba enyi”. There was a particular fantastic derby that Orji Uzor Kalu, then Abia governor came with full entourage to Enugu for the game which Rangers won one nil. The game was a delight to watch and that was the period Enyimba was making waves in the continent. The final whistle was blown as the then Enugu governor, Chimaroke Nnamani was entering the stadium as he rushed back from a function. Nnamani proceeded on a running lap round the field and stopped at the VIP stand to greet Kalu. Nnamani later continued his race with teeming Enugu Rangers fans down O’Connor Street, Presidential Road and down to his government house. I urge the fans to go out tomorrow and enjoy themselves.

Tomorrow’s Nigerian League fixtures:

Sunday 19 July 2015:

Enugu Rangers vs Enyimba

Sunshine Stars vs Taraba

Lobi Stars vs Kano Pillars

Warri Wolves vs Sharks

Akwa United vs Bayelsa United

Heartland vs Wikki Tourists

Kwara United vs Giwa

Nasarawa United vs Dolphin

Shooting Stars vs El-Kanemi

Abia Warriors vs Ifeanyi Uba

Kick off time for all matches is 4pm.

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