By Bidemi Olubunmi –
Heartland FC of Owerri and Rangers International of Enugu do battle on Sunday, 6 September, 2015, in one of the two local derbies in this weekend’s Glo Nigeria Premier League, NPL, Matchday 28, eyeonthenews.com reports.
The other derby of the day is the fixture between Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC, and Sunshine Stars at Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan.
The Heartland/Rangers encounter, an oriental battle is expected to be fierce and there is no doubt it will pull a huge crowd.
Historically, Heartland and Rangers are two of the most successful in the history of Nigeria league.
In their last five matches, Heartland, popularly known as the Naze Millionaires, have won twice while Rangers had a slim advantage with three victories including the reverse fixture of this encounter, which the Flying Antelopes won by a lone goal in Enugu in May this year.
Head-To-Head : Heartland 2-3 Rangers
Below are statistics of their previous five matches with dates;
5 May, 2015: Rangers FC 1-0 Heartland FC
16 October, 2014: Rangers FC 1-0 Heartland FC
14 May, 2014: Heartland FC 2-0 Rangers FC
16 October, 2013: Heartland FC 2-1 Rangers FC
9 June, 2013: Rangers FC 3-1 Heartland FC.