*As Awogu appeals to FG on security
After the kidnapp and release of their staff a few weeks ago, cable television, SuperSport, is set to screen live matches of the Weeks 27 and 28 Nigeria Premier League football actions coming up today and onÂ April 10 and 11 respectively.
Week 27 match will be between Ranchers Bees FC of Kaduna and Kano Pillars FC today at the Kaduna Township Stadium while two matches in the Week 28 fixture will be live on SuperSport on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11.
These are matches between Gateway FC of Abeokuta and Bayelsa United at the MKO Stadium, Abeokuta on April 10 while Sunshine Stars FC of Akure and Sharks FC of Port_Harcourt will do battle at the Akure Township Stadium on April 11.
Kano Pillars is in second position on the league table and have not lost any of their last five matches while Ranchers Bees in ninth position, won two, drew one and lost two of their last five matches.
Relegation_threatened Gateway in 18th position will slug it out with 13th place Bayelsa United who won three and drew one of their last five matches. Rock_bottom Sharks FC will hope to salvage themselves from relegation when they meet in-form 5th placed Sunshine Stars who lost two and won three of their last matches.
Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport Nigeria, said his team is delighted to get back to business in spite of the security challenge associated with covering matches for live broadcast. He added that SuperSport is committed to the growth and development of not just football, but sports in general in the country.
â€œThe growth and development of sports in Nigeria is our top priority. We have said that SuperSport is in the country for the long haul. Therefore, we are not going to relent in spite of challenges until our local league has been built to a brand we can all be proud of,â€ he added.
Awogu appealed to the government to make security paramount in their scale of preference so as to encourage individuals and organizations to go about their lawful businesses without fear of attack or harassment from any quarters.