Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have concluded arrangements to provide free viewing of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) title decider between Rangers International of Enugu and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri on Sunday.
The match will be beamed live by SuperSport and shown on giant LED screen mounted at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, venue of GOtv Boxing Night 9.
Rangers top the league table by 67 points, with a goal difference of plus 12, and require just one point to clinch their first league title. Next to them are Rivers United on 57 points, with a plus eight goal difference, leaving them with a mathematical chance of nicking the title if they beat Akwa United by three goals and Rangers lose by two goals to El-Kanemi. It is also possible if they beat Akwa United by five goals and Rangers lose without scoring.
Explaining why free football viewing is being provided, Jenkins Alumona, Flykite Promotions Managing Director, said the football is being added to give fans more excitement in commemoration of the country’s independence and the fifth anniversary of GOtv operations in Nigeria.
“Football and boxing are the country’s biggest sports. We also have two very big occasions to celebrate in the shape of the country’s independence and the sponsors’ fifth anniversary. The fans deserve this double portion for the support they have been giving to boxing,” explained Alumona.
GOtv Boxing Night 9 will feature seven bouts, including two international challenge bouts in the light welterweight and lightweight divisions. Olaide Fijabi, national light welterweight champion, will be fighting Ghana’s Raphael Kwabena King, while Oto Joseph will take on Richard Amefu, also from Ghana.
Also scheduled is the national cruiserweight title fight between Ekeng Henshaw, incumbent champion, and Idowu Okusote. The light heavyweight category will see two clashes. One will be between reigning champion, Jude Iloh, and Adewale Masebinu. The other will feature Emmanuel Igwe and Kabiru Towolawi. Also in the lightweight category, Prince “Lion” Nwoye will take on Sikiru Shogbesan. The light middleweight bout of the night will see Ebubechukwu Edeh take on Semiu Olapade. The best boxer at the event, which will be broadcast live by SuperSport in 47 African countries, will go home with N1.5million.