According to draws for the men's soccer event released at the weekend, Team Abia and their Plateau counterparts will play the opening game at the Onikan Stadium from 8am local time (9am CAT) on Monday.
Hosts, Lagos will face Adamawa two hours later before Katsina and Delta tango in the last game of the opening in Group A at the same venue.
The seventh team in Group A, Oyo will wait to open their account on Wednesday when they face Adamawa.
The six states in Group B will begin their contest on Wednesday with a northern clash between Gombe and Zamfara.
Kwara and Osun will take centre stage before Enugu and Cross River rounds off the games for Wednesday in Group B at the Yabatech football pitch.
Two teams are expected to qualify from each of the groups for the semifinals of the men's soccer event at the National Sports Festival in Nigeria.
Abia and Plateau were walked over on Day 1 of the men's football event of the National Sports Festival tagged Eko 2012 on Monday.
Plateau failed to turn up for the opening match against Adamawa around 8am local time (9am CAT) at the Onikan Stadium.
After the mandatory 15 minutes, the Plateau team were walked over.
The second match in the men's football event also failed to hold as Abia scheduled to confront their Delta counterparts did not turn up.
Supersport.com learned that the contingents of Abia and Plateau arrived in Lagos for the sports festival hours later after their men's football teams were walked over on Monday.
But hosts, Lagos started their chase for the men's football gold medal with a convincing 2-0 win over Katsina.
In the women's football event, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Osun got off to winning starts at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
Akwa Ibom defeated Taraba by 2-1 and Edo also edged Imo by same scoreline.
Osun came from a goal down to hand Benue a 2-1 defeat.