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Nigeria's CAF representatives prepare for NPFL return

Nigeria's CAF representatives prepare for NPFL return
From ESPN - February 13, 2018

Nigeria's four representatives in this year's CAF competitions resume NPFL action in Wednesday's midweek games.

MFM FC and Enyimba are both involved in testing rescheduled matchday eight fixtures, while the league's pacesetters Plateau United and Akwa United play away from home on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

Seven-time Nigerian champions Enyimba are at home to reigning champions Plateau United at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar and may have the edge, as they come into the game fresher, having drawn a bye past the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

By contrast, Plateau United have only had a short break since their weekend clash with Cameroonian champions Eding Sport in the CAF Champions League, and will also have to make the gruelling road trip from Jos.

The champions have started strongly in their title defence, and the division's second highest scorers are behind only Akwa United in the log.

However, they have lost successive away games, while Enyimba are on a four-game unbeaten run.

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