Following the successful Annual Clubs Congress and draws for the 32 teams which will compete in the 2013/2014 football season, the Nigeria National League (NNL) has designated the game between Jigawa Golden Stars and Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi as the Star Match of Group A when the new season starts on Saturday, January 25.
Quest to secure their first promotion to the topflight seems possible at a go as rejuvenated National League Kogi United who returned into the tier after its sports passionate Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State came to their rescue by acquiring a slot will seek a revenge against northern-neighours, Adamawa United who defeated them 2-1 in their second home game last season.
The Lokoja based side recruited former Remo Stars coach Fatai Osho and Nigerian ex-international Abdul Sule as coach and technical director after installing former Proporietor of ABS Fc, Abdul Adama as Chairman.
Also, the encounter between Remo Stars FC, Ogun state and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan will be the Star Match of Group B in the opening weekend of the new football season.
Other fixtures slated for Match Day 1 are:
Nigerian Prisons FC, Abuja vs Kwara United, Ilorin
FRSC, Abuja vs Ranchers Bees, Kaduna
DSS, Kaduna vs TEAP FC, Abuja
Mighty Jets, Jos vs Spotlights FC, Katsina
Sokoto United vs Plateau United, Jos
Kogi United, Lokoja vs Adamawa United, Yola
Niger Tornador FC vs Supreme Court, Abuja
C.O.D, Lagos vs Gabros FC, Nnewi
Union Bank, Lagos vs Caanan City FC, Calabar
Unicem, Calabar vs MFM lntl., Lagos
Akwa Starlets, Uyo vs Gateway FC, Abeokuta
ABS FC, Ilorin vs Abia Comets FC, Aba
Go Round FC vs Prime FC, Oyo
Bendel Insurance FC vs First Bank FC, Lagos