By Emmanuel Okogba

The week 1 fixtures for the 2017/2018 season of the NPFL has been released.

The league will resume on the 14th of January 2018 with champions Plateau United starting their title defense away to Nasarawa United.

MFM FC, Enyimba and Akwa United who finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively last season will seek to balance their continental committment with league assignment when they open against Abia Warriors, Lobi Stars and Rangers in the order.

Newly promoted sides Yobe Stars will kick off their season against big money spenders FC IfeanyiUbah, while Go Round football club from Rivers state will tackle Bauchi based Wikki Tourists.

Heartland FC return after spending just one season in the lower division and will try to prove their promotion credentials when they welcome Sunshine Stars.

See full fixture schedule below…

Kwara Utd v Tornadoes
FC Ifeanyiubah v Yobe Stars
Wikki v Go Round
Akwa Utd v Rangers
Lobi  v Enyimba
Heartland v Sunshine Stars
Katsina Utd v Kano Pillars
Nasarawa Utd v Plateau Utd
Rivers Utd v El-Kanemi
Abia Warriors v MFM


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