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Ibom Youths target Edel FC scalp, Kano Pillars, Heartland, Rovers FC continue promotion push, NNL week 5 preview

Action continues in the 2022/2023 Nigeria National League – NNL across various venues in Nigeria this weekend, SportsRation presents a preview of the week 5 matches.

The first stanza of the season will end this weekend upon conclusion of week 5 fixtures. Ibom Youths FC will target the scalp of Group B4 bottom side Edel FC when they face-off on Saturday April 15.

Both teams failed to win in week 4 as they settled for a draw in their respective games. Ibom Youths FC were visitors to the Umuahia Township Stadium, home of Abia Comets FC. The game ended 0-0 on Saturday April 9.

Edel FC on their part failed to register their first win of the season when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Heartland FC.

A win on Saturday could take Ibom Youths FC up to second place on the log in Group B4 barring the result of the match between Heartland FC and Giant Brillars.

In the race for promotion to the Nigeria Premier League, Kano Pillars FC will continue their push when they host Zamfara United FC in a Group A3 clash.

The Kano Pillars Vs Zamfara United game will hold on Sunday April 16, 2023. A win will take Pillars above table-toppers Kebbi United Fc who are drawn bye for this weekend.

In Group B4, it will be a top of the table clash when Heartland FC welcome Giant Brillars FC to the Dan Anyiam Stadium on Sunday April 6.

Both teams are unbeaten in the current season and are tied on 8-points after four rounds of matches.

In Group B1, Rovers FC have been near perfect in their push for the sole play-off ticket in the Group that also houses, FC ONE Rockets, Henserd FC, Warri Wolves FC, GO Round FC, and Vandrezzer FC who they face in week 5.

The Lions of Naija, Vandrezzer FC will welcome Rovers FC to theĀ Eket Stadium on Sunday April 16. Kick-off is 4pm.


Northern Conference.



EFCC 1-1 Kogi Utd.


ABS v Hypebuzz

Mailantarki Care v Mighty Jets



NAF v City FC

Jigawa Golden Stars v Green Berets.


FWC-Champions v Katsina Utd


Kebbi Utd -BYE.

14-04-23. Malumfashi v Sokoto Utd.(ON HOLD)

16-04-23. Kano Pillars v Zamfara United

A4. Mid-Season (No Match).

Southern Conference.



FC ONE Rocket v Henserd


Warri Wolves v Go-Round

Vandrezzer v Rovers.



Crown v Ijebu Utd


Gateway Utd v Smart City

Sporting Lagos v JoyComeths.

B3. BYE – Madiba FC.


FC Ebedei v Abeokuta Stormers SC.


Ekiti Utd v Ikorodu City


15-04-23. Ibom Youths v Edel FC

Cynosure v Abia Comets


Heartland FC v Giant Brillars FC

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