Charity Cup: Rangers to face FC Ifeanyi Ubah

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The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced January 11 for the Charity Cup game between league champions, Rangers International of Enugu, and Federation Cup holders, FC IfeanyiUbah.

‪The game, which traditionally serves as the curtain-raiser for the season, takes place in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The 2016/17 Nigeria Premier League season kicks off three days later across the country.

This year’s Charity Cup pitches a ‪Rangers side that were crowned champions of the Nigeria League, after a 32-year wait, against FC Ifeanyi Ubah whose Federation Cup success is their first piece of silverware as a club.

After Wednesday’s Charity Cup game, Rangers are to start their League title defence with a derby clash against Abia Warriors while FC Ifeanyi Ubah have a tough opening day fixture away to Kano Pillars

Rangers will also fly Nigeria’s flag alongside Rivers United in the CAF Champions League while the big-spending Anambra Warriors and third-placed Wikki Tourists of Bauchi will compete in the Confederations Cup.


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