The 2016/2017 edition of the Nigeria Professional Football League Super Four competition will kick off next Wednesday in Enugu and Completesportsnigeria.com's ADEBOYE AMOSU presents four key questions ahead of the pre-season tournament.
WHO WILL MAKE A BIG STATEMENT AMONG THE TOP FOUR?
The top four teams competing in the Super Four, Enugu Rangers, Rivers United, Wikki Tourists and FC IfeanyiUbah made a big impression in the Nigeria Professional Football League last season.
They fought hard for the title with Enugu Rangers emerging champions at the end of a tough campaign. Aside from Wikki Tourists who have lost some of their key players to Akwa United, the other three have kept the majority of their players from last season and have also added some quality players to their squad.
The four sides will be among pundits' favourites to win the title next season and this competition provides the opportunity for them to make a big statement ahead of the campaign.
Who will shine most amongst them will be known on the final day of action on December 11.
WILL BABAGANARU AND YATSUHASHI PASS THEIR FIRST BIG TESTS?
Of the four teams that will feature in the Super Four, Wikki Tourists and FC IfeanyiUbah will be managed by new coaches.
Wikki will be led by Mohammed Babaganaru, while Japanese-American coach Kenechi Yatsuhashi will handle FC IfeanyiUbah.
Both men have a big task in their hands as they bid to surpass the achievements of their predecessors, Abdu Maikaba and Mitko Dobrev, and their team's performance in this competition will provide a hint on how they are ready for the big task ahead.
CAN ENUGU RANGERS SHINE AT THE CATHEDRAL AGAIN?
Enugu Rangers were unbeaten in all their 18 games at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu last season. The Flying Antelopes won 15 and drew three. They also scored 36 goals and let in nine.
They have the advantage of playing in front of their fans and the big question is can they make it count again?
HOW WILL WIKKI TOURISTS FARE POST ABDU MAIKABA?
Abdu Maikaba proved his class as one of best coaches in the Nigeria Professional Football League with his two-year stint in charge of Wikki Tourists, proving to be a success.
Under his tutelage, Wikki Tourists challenged for the title in the last two seasons and picked a CAF Confederation Cup ticket for the first time last season.
It will be interesting to see how well they fare under the new technical crew.