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NPFL CLUB NEWS

  • Alhassan inspires Akwa Utd to cruise past struggling Abia Warriors 3-1

    Created Date: 25 February 2017Hist: 244
    By Sanipe Damiete Akwa United put up a scintillating performance, on Saturday, to see off Abia Warriors 3-1 as they continue their fine form in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). A brace by Alhassan Ibrahim in-between a Sunday Adetunji's goal in the first half for Abia Warriors was finished off by Moses Ebiye in the second half in front of their elated fans at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
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    Remo Stars, Shooting Stars share spoils in 1-1 draw in Ibadan

    Created Date: 25 February 2017Hist: 351
    By Rabark Bakare Remo Stars and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) did themselves no favours in the southwest derby in one of two Saturday's fixtures in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when they played out a 1-1 draw at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan. The southwest derby lived up to its billing as the game tagged the ‘Battle of Stars.’ It was a keenly-contested affair in the first half as both teams sized themselves up. The visiting team Remo Stars could not convert of their...
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    MFM edge Rangers 2-1 in classic Friday night contest

    Created Date: 24 February 2017Hist: 627
    Two eye-catching goals by MFM FC and champions Rangers International at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Friday plus a gift for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) top scorer Stephen Odey helped MFM claim a 2-1 win. Before the game, the news was about a starry-eyed 16-year-old attacking midfielder Akanni Elijah lined up to make his debut for MFM but ended up watching the 90 minutes from the bench as his coach Fidelis Ilechukwu was more concerned with taking the full points.
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    LMC institutes panel to verify Sunshine Stars salary indebtedness

    Created Date: 24 February 2017Hist: 590
    •Offers salary advance to players•Players apologise for breach of procedure Following reports of claims of salary indebtedness of Sunshine Stars to its players, the League Management Company (LMC) has initiated steps to verify financial records of the club in exercise of its powers to inspect club financial records upon suspicions of breach of provisions of the League Rules in respect of overdue payables. The LMC has pursuant to this set up a verification panel and in the interim has paid 50...
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    Ilechukwu eyes first NPFL win with MFM over Rangers

    Created Date: 23 February 2017Hist: 311
    MFM FC head coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, has said his side's priority for the moment is to defeat reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enugu Rangers when they meet at the Agege Stadium on Friday night. The Nnewi-born tactician during a pre-match press conference on Thursday spoke about how important it is for his team to claim the maximum points at their home ground they have now nicknamed the Soccer Temple.
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    LMC announces new dates for rescheduled fixtures involving continental clubs

    Created Date: 23 February 2017Hist: 487
    New dates have been scheduled for the postponed fixtures of Matchdays 8 and 9 involving Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs participating in the CAF Club competitions as a consequence of their concluded first round ties. The League Management Company (LMC) also announced postponement of Matchday 13 and 14 fixtures involving Rangers International and Rivers United, the two clubs that made it through to the first round from the preliminary stage of the CAF Champions League.
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    Ashadi snaps Katsina Utd draw streak, beating FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0

    Created Date: 22 February 2017Hist: 259
    By Abdul Raheem Destiny Ashadi's stoppage time free kick in the first half proved just enough for Katsina United to defeat FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game on Wednesday to end their run of three draws on the spin. The midfielder stepped up confidently to take the free kick and his first execution landed inside the net but the referee felt he beat the whistle and ordered a replay. Unfazed, Ashadi was destined to repeat same act as he took a...
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    Rangers leave it late against Lobi to win 2-1

    Created Date: 22 February 2017Hist: 580
    By Promise Etim Bobby Clement's late header helped Rangers International of Enugu secure all three points against visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi in a 2-1 win in a rescheduled NPFL Matchday 7 fixture played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Wednesday. After earning qualification to the next round of the CAF Champions League, Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo and his team switched attention to the domestic front with a view of putting their campaign back on track, following a...
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    Rivers Utd, Pillars go toe to toe in Port Harcourt

    Created Date: 22 February 2017Hist: 433
    It is always a special occasion when Kano Pillars and Rivers United go toe to toe in any football competition. The two sides met twice in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last season, and even though just two goals were scored in the two fixtures, the quality of football served is still talked about till this day.
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  • Remo Stars goalkeeper Ndukwe full of apologies over blunder

    Created Date: 21 February 2017Hist: 358
    Remo Stars goalkeeper, Chizoba Ndukwe has expressed disappointment over his error against Lobi Stars in Sunday's Matchday 9 game of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Ndukwe spilled Kingsley Eduwo's shot into the path of Anthony Okpotu for a simple tap in to score the equalizer in the 48th minute.
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    I’m adapting very fast in Barcelona, says Bassey

    Created Date: 20 February 2017Hist: 2322
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo Ezekiel Bassey has said he is quickly adapting to life at FC Barcelona even as he expects to start playing official games for the Catalan giants immediately he secures his work permit. The Enyimba winger was signed on loan by the five-time European champions in January for an initial six months' with the possibility of signing for an additional two years if he impresses at the club at the end of the current season.
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    El-Kanemi match-winner Bata euphoric after 1-0 success at Abia Warriors

    Created Date: 20 February 2017Hist: 360
    By Uchenna Iyoke Hussaini Bata is excited after his lone strike secured El-Kanemi Warriors' first road victory in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) since 2013. The teenage winger, on Sunday, passed the ball beyond Abia Warriors goalkeeper Agbor Ekoi after controlling Samuel Mathias' inch-perfect pass to hand his side a 1-0 win at the Umuahia Township Stadium and he now feels that the Maiduguri club need to put in more of such performances on the road if they intend to contend...
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    Nasarawa Utd held 1-1 at home by Sunshine Stars

    Created Date: 19 February 2017Hist: 357
    By Kanayo Jubal Nasarawa United tried all they could in their Matchday 9 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game against Sunshine Stars in Lafia on Sunday, but Emmanuel Makama’s missed 86th minute penalty ensured the visitors held their ground and, in the end, forced a sharing of the points via a 1-1 draw. The game began with the visitors dictating the pace of the game to the chagrin of the home fans, but slowly and, gradually, the hosts came back into the game, making a number of...
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    Olaniran heads Shooting Stars to 1-1 draw in Katsina

    Created Date: 19 February 2017Hist: 244
    By Mohammed Suleiman A late header from substitute Kayode Olaniran helped Shooting Stars to a 1-1 draw at the Muhammed Dikko Stadium also known as the Karkanda Stadium in Katsina, in a Nigeria Professional Football League week 9 encounter. The home team started on the front foot, but the visitors also threatened on the break with Sunday Faleye and Abayomi Adebayo using their pace to good effect during fast counter attacks.
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    Plateau Utd stay top, end Tornadoes winning run

    Created Date: 19 February 2017Hist: 184
    By Kola Daniel Niger Tornadoes saw their five match unbeaten run breached in Jos by league leaders, Plateau United in a fixture the Tornadoes coach admitted his side did not have the quality to win or even pick a point.
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    Livid Gombe fans taunt team in nil all draw with Akwa Utd

    Created Date: 19 February 2017Hist: 226
    By Yemi Kosoko A scoreless draw at the Pantami Stadium left Gombe United fans livid with their team such that they transferred their support to the visiting Akwa United on Sunday. It was one of the Match Day 9 fixtures of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the fans of Gombe United were apparently disappointed by their team's inability to outplay Akwa United FC on their home ground.
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    NPFL 2016/17 top performers & projection

    Created Date: 16 February 2017Hist: 1137
    By Fisayo Dairo The 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League season is just eight weeks old but it has served up the necessary ingredients that highlight a complete football season. Goals, great team performances, shocking results, coaching casualties, a hattrick and lots more have been on display for all lovers of the beautiful round leather game in Nigeria and especially the NPFL. We take a look at some of the highlights of the season so far especially as compared to this stage last...
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    Wikki can turn table on RSLAF in Confederation Cup - Madu

    Created Date: 16 February 2017Hist: 529
    By Uchenna Iyoke Wikki Tourists midfielder Harrison Chimezie Madu has vowed that a comeback and undoubted success is imminent when they confront the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) FC in the second leg fixture of the CAF Confederation Cup this Sunday. The Bauchi side will secure passage to the next round, if they can beat the visitors by 3-0, 4-1 or at worst cancel out the two goals deficit from the first meeting and hope to overcome their guests via...
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  • Bosso wants El-Kanemi to replicate home form in away matches

    Created Date: 15 February 2017Hist: 387
    By Uchenna Iyoke El-Kanemi Warriors coach Ladan Bosso is confident that his team's winning mentality on home ground in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will soon metamorphose into road successes. The Warriors dominated possession to humble visiting Gombe United 3-0 on Sunday. Former Kano Pillars goalpoacher Bello Kofarmata pounced on a loose ball eight minutes from start to put the hosts in front, plus a Mathias Samuel brace before the interval that cemented victory to hand the Borno...
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    Katsina Utd will remain focused - Bazuaye

    Created Date: 15 February 2017Hist: 305
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo Since he took over as the interim coach of Katsina United, whatever he has touched has turned to gold. Many Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) buff are of the view that the interim coach of Katsina United, Baldwin Bazuaye, who has steered the club in their last two away matches, may have the magical wand to take the team to greater heights in the current campaign.
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    Boboye, Odey win January LBA

    Created Date: 13 February 2017Hist: 437
    Kennedy Boboye of Plateau United and Stephen Odey of MFM FC have been named the winners of the League Bloggers Awards (LBA) Manager and Player respectively for January in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The duo win the first individual award from the independent LBA in the current NPFL season on the back of impressive performances for their clubs.
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    Maikaba explains Akwa United's tactical alteration

    Created Date: 13 February 2017Hist: 462
    By Fisayo Dairo Akwa United coach Abdu Maikaba has explained why he has altered his team's tactical shape in their last three Nigeria Professional Football League games, attributing it to injury to key players. The Promise Keepers were without a win in their opening five games this term and they left it late to secure their first win of the season over Remo Stars on Match Day six, that was after Maikaba changed his team's formation from his favoured 4-3-3 to 4-4-2...
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    Bad day on the beat for Lobi, share spoils with Katsina Utd

    Created Date: 12 February 2017Hist: 334
    By Clement Nwamkpa When a team waits till the 5th minute of added time to have a shot on target, it should be prepared for the worst. That exactly was Lobi Stars lot on Match Day 8 when they played hosts to Katsina United and played out a nil all draw at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi. Before substitute Cletus Itodo's free kick rattled Katsina keeper, Dami Paul in the last minute of added time, Lobi had nine attempts, all off target. A stats that summed up how woeful the...
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    Mathias strike twice as El-Kanemi beat Gombe Utd in northeast derby

    Created Date: 12 February 2017Hist: 334
    By Uchenna Iyoke Mathias Samuel hit a brace to live up to his pre-match bravado to dismiss the threat of Gombe United in their Matchday 8 northeast derby at the El-Kanemi Stadium in Maiduguri on Sunday evening. El-Kanemi Warriors had brushed aside a hapless Gombe United 3-0 in a one-sided match that saw the hosts approach the game with an intent to grab all three points from the blast of the whistle. The attacking trio of Bello Kofarmata, Hussaini Bata and wonderkid Ibrahim Babangida were the...
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    Akwa United unplug Plateau United's run in Uyo

    Created Date: 12 February 2017Hist: 388
    In what set out as the battle of the top team and the rear of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), table toppers Plateau United found their unbeaten start to the season halted in a 1-2 loss to Akwa United at the Nest of Champions in Uyo on Sunday. Akwa United before the encounter were 20th on the log and the win moved them to 14th.
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    NPFL leaders Plateau Utd finally lose, maintain top spot

    Created Date: 12 February 2017Hist: 556
    By China Acheru The unbeaten run of Plateau United in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) ended on Sunday in Uyo as they fell 1-2 to Akwa United though they retained top spot on the table. Akwa United showed they meant business as early as the sixth minute when former Enyimba man, Christian Pyagbara collected a pass from Moses Ebiye, rounded up goalkeeper, John Gaadi to score.
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    Plateau Utd's unbeaten start faces critical scrutiny at Nest of Champions

    Created Date: 11 February 2017Hist: 568
    Only six matches will hold this Sunday in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with table-topping Plateau United going up against bottom-placed side Akwa United in what a number of pundits have described as the pick of the pack. Champions Rangers International and Rivers United are exempted this weekend as they feature in the CAF Champions League while Wikki Tourists and Federation Cup winners FC Ifeanyiubah play in the CAF Confederation Cup. Plateau United are on a roll. They have won...
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  • ABS FC extinguish MFM's fire in Ilorin

    Created Date: 09 February 2017Hist: 487
    By Wale Mustapha ABS Ilorin FC recorded a solitary goal victory over MFM FC in a Matchday 7 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter on Thursday. Samuel Oyedeji converted a 74th spot kick to give the Saraki Boys a win after left-back Anaekwe Ebuka was brought down by Stanley Okorom.
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    Mfon Udoh's magic lifts Enyimba above Akwa United

    Created Date: 09 February 2017Hist: 828
    By Fisayo Dairo Captain Mfon Udoh's sensational strike eight minutes from time was all Enyimba needed to secure victory over Akwa United in a Matchday 7 encounter in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) decided at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar on Thursday.
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    Oladapo relishes his goal that downed Nasarawa Utd in Gombe

    Created Date: 09 February 2017Hist: 244
    By Joshua Tekideki Austine Oladapo says he is happy that his goal gave Gombe United the three points in their Matchday 7 encounter against Nasarawa United in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) played at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe on Wednesday afternoon. Gombe United won 1-0.
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    Salomon, Ambrose goals seal win for Plateau Utd against El-Kanemi

    Created Date: 08 February 2017Hist: 309
    By Francis Achi Plateau United's run of good form continued on Matchday 7 on Wednesday when they defeated El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri 2-0 at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. It was their seventh game without defeat this season.
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    Tornadoes strike down Remo Stars in Sagamu

    Created Date: 08 February 2017Hist: 233
    By Tola Badekale A lack of cutting edge ultimately did Remo Stars in as they fell to a second home loss of the season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). They were beaten 0-1 by Niger Tornadoes in a Matchday 7 game on Wednesday at the Gateway Stadium, Sagamu.
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    Plateau Utd extend lead as Tornadoes claim first away win in 6 years

    Created Date: 08 February 2017Hist: 776
    By Fisayo Dairo High-flying Plateau United extended their lead on top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table to four points after a comfortable 2-0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors in Jos on Wednesday. Playing in front of the governor of Plateau State, Solomon Lalong at the Rwang Pam Stadium, United went ahead in the 12th minute through Beninoise defender, Salomon Junior who headed home Daniel Itodo's long throw-in.
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    Isah confident Tornadoes can make amends in Sagamu

    Created Date: 07 February 2017Hist: 430
    By Wale Mustapha Niger Tornadoes defender, Hussaini Isah has expressed optimism as his team prepare to face Remo Stars in a Matchday 7 encounter of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday in Sagamu.
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    ABS are not carried away by good start in NPFL - Makinwa

    Created Date: 07 February 2017Hist: 304
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo ABS FC have had a fantastic start to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, but their coach, Henry Makinwa, says they remain focused on their mission and are taking life easy in the top-flight. Makinwa made this remark after his side's 0-1 loss against four-time NPFL champions, Kano Pillars inside the Sani Abacha Stadium, in a Matchday 6 fixture.
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    Ikhana dissatisfied despite Kano Pillars 1-0 win over ABS

    Created Date: 06 February 2017Hist: 464
    By Uchenna Iyoke Kano Pillars coach Kadiri Ikhana says he is a relieved man after his team's 1-0 victory over Abubakar Bukola Sakaki FC on Sunday at the Sani Abacha Stadium. Super-sub Adamu Mohammed scored the winner at the death, with less than 60 seconds to round off the game.
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  • 3SC end Rivers United's unbeaten start to the campaign

    Created Date: 05 February 2017Hist: 389
    By Toyin Ibitoye Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan produced an efficient performance at home to beat Rivers United of Port Harcourt 2-1, ending the unbeaten start to the season of the CAF Champions League campaigners.
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    Kano Pillars super-sub Adamu puts ABS to the sword

    Created Date: 05 February 2017Hist: 542
    By Clement Nwankpa Kano Pillars striker Adamu Mohammed is turning into the Nigeria Professional Football League's most potent super-sub as he came off the bench again to grab an injury time winner for his team against ABS at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Sunday. Pillars won 1-0. Before his introduction, the visitors' defence marshalled by Ernest Governor had kept Pillars attackers at bay.
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    Aggreh's solitary strike ensures FC Ifeanyiubah pip Rangers 1-0 in derby

    Created Date: 05 February 2017Hist: 352
    By Fred Edoreh Federation Cup champions FC Ifeanyiubah managed a slim victory over their rivals Rangers International in the Oriental Derby by posting a 1-0 win through Prince Aggreh's goal at the FC Ifeanyiubah Stadium, Nnewi on Sunday.
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    Plateau Utd continue unbeaten run, hold Nasarawa Utd 0-0 in Lafia

    Created Date: 05 February 2017Hist: 481
    A gruelling North Central derby at the Lafia City Stadium ended scoreless after Nasarawa United contrived to miss a hatful of opportunities in a Matchday 6 clash of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
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    Preko feels the heat at FC Ifeanyiubah

    Created Date: 05 February 2017Hist: 658
    By China Acheru FC Ifeanyiubah’s Ghanaian coach, Yaw Preko admits he is already feeling the heat at the club. Preko took over as substantive coach of the team in November after Japanese, Kenichi Yatsuhashi's departure having completed just two games in charge at the pre-season tournament, the Super4.
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    Akwa Utd's Ifeanyi, Ebiye doubtful for Remo Stars game

    Created Date: 04 February 2017Hist: 377
    By Promise Etim Akwa United duo of Ifeanyi Ifeanyi and Moses Ebiye will face late fitness tests ahead of the visit of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) newcomers Remo Stars this Sunday, their coach Abdu Maikaba revealed to npfl.ng. The pair have been in tremendous form for the promise keepers since joining from Lagos based side MFM and has been integral part of Maikaba's new group. Maikaba whose side are seeking their first win of the campaign after five games says he is unfazed by...
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    El-Kanemi's home invincibility faces scrutiny from Enyimba

    Created Date: 04 February 2017Hist: 522
    By Uchenna Iyoke The El-Kanemi Sports Complex in Maiduguri is expected to have a full house this Sunday when El-Kanemi Warriors play hosts to Enyimba. The mouth-watering clash will be characterized by home superiority, familiar foes and stiff competition, which is promising the best of soccer actions. The questions are already popping up. Will the home record of the hosts be maintained? Can the Peoples Elephant pull out a surprise result from this match? How will Enyimba pair of Chinedu...
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    Maikaba eyes first win of season for Akwa Utd as Remo Stars visit

    Created Date: 04 February 2017Hist: 276
    Akwa United coach, Abdu Maikaba says he is confident his side will secure their first win of the season, when they host newly-promoted, Remo Stars, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Sunday.
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    Tornadoes star Odeyemi enjoying football at last in Lokoja

    Created Date: 04 February 2017Hist: 283
    By Fisayo Dairo Ebenezer Odeyemi has spoken of his delight at having a good NPFL start to his Niger Tornadoes career in Lokoja, a familiar hunting ground for him. Odeyemi joined the Niger state owned side before the start of the current season having featured for El-Kanemi Warriors in the second half of last season. He already has a goal and an assist to his name in his four appearances for his team thus far.
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  • Live streaming of NPFL games to global viewers commences

    Created Date: 03 February 2017Hist: 1526
    LMC would be testing the Live Streaming of NPFL matches to global audience with two matches to be streamed on the Match Day 6 fixtures on Sunday, February 5 from 4pm Nigerian time.
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    Ilechukwu predicts tough duel with Sunshine Stars

    Created Date: 03 February 2017Hist: 254
    Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club head coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu has said his side expect a difficult Southwest derby against Sunshine Stars FC this Sunday. The Olukoya Boys are guests to the Akure-based team in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) top-flight Matchday 6 clash billed to take place at the Akure Stadium.
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    Abubakar looks to brighter future for Niger Tornadoes

    Created Date: 03 February 2017Hist: 346
    Niger Tornadoes lie dangerously in 17th place in the log after just a win and two draws from five matches but coach Bala Abubakar had radiated a sense of satisfaction immediately the final whistle sounded for his team's first win of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Matchday 4. It was a 2-0 victory over Wikki Tourists of Bauchi at Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.
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    NPFL: LMC, NFF Referees Committee chart way forward

    Created Date: 03 February 2017Hist: 828
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo In a bid to ensure smooth operations in officiating in the Nigeria Professional Football League, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Referees Committee, on Thursday met with the League Management Company (LMC) chairman Shehu Dikko alongside LMC board members and club executives. Led by its chairman, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, who also is an Executive Committee member of the NFF, the committee pointed out grey areas it has noted in order to have the best handlers at different...
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    Nigeria Professional Football League in numbers

    Created Date: 03 February 2017Hist: 641
    By China Acheru After five matchdays in the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), these numbers will certainly tell the story of what has happened so far this season.
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NPFL Results : MD10

NPFL League Table

# Team MP PTS
1 Plateau 10 20
2 El-Kanemi 10 18
3 ABS 9 17
4 MFM 8 16
5 Lobi Stars 10 15
6 Niger 10 15
7 Kano Pillars 8 13
8 Akwa FC 10 13
9 Enyimba 9 13
10 Katsina 10 13

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