• Remo Stars youngster Kenneth keen for more outing after NPFL debut

    Created Date: 21 July 2017Hist: 206
    One of Remo Stars young players Chisom Kenneth has expressed delight at making his first bow at the senior level for his club in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season, and is now raring to get more time as a first-team player. The 17-year-old featured in his club's 1-1 draw with Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) at the Gateway International Stadium in Sagamu on Wednesday. “It is amazing, a great feeling,” Kenneth told Remo Stars Media. “I’m delighted to have been able to...
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    Matchday 30: Ten things we learnt

    Created Date: 21 July 2017Hist: 384
    By Clement Nwankpa Jr Matchday 30 recorded some interesting results as the battle for the title, continental slots and survival got fiercer. Here are 10 things we learnt... (1) FOR ABS FC, RELEGATION BATTLE IS REALABS' dip in form and fortunes is amazing. The Saraki Boys had started the season on a high maintaining a top-four place for a long while. Not many would have predicted they would be in this precarious situation. But after picking one in the last nine points, they are now in 18th...
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    Rangers, official sanctioned for breaches in mediation proceedings with former coach

    Created Date: 20 July 2017Hist: 672
    •Club to pay Amakapabo over N16.7m in compensation•LMC orders coach to return Rangers properties Rangers International FC and the club Secretary, Elder Joseph Onwukwe has been charged with infractions of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Rules and Framework in the course of mediation proceedings in the dispute between the club and its former coach, Imama Amapakabo. The League Management Company (LMC) has subsequently levied sanctions on the club and the official with Rangers...
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    A fiancée's presence gifts Remo Stars equalizer against Shooting Stars

    Created Date: 20 July 2017Hist: 505
    By Fred Edoreh Ekene Awazie's 92nd minute equalising header for Remo Stars deflated the cheers of Shooting Stars who had stormed Sagamu for the NPFL Matchday 30 encounter in search of a crucial away win to steer the club safe from relegation. For Awazie, it was a befitting reception for his girlfriend who travelled down from Lagos to Sagamu (a 45-minute drive) for the first time to watch him at work. An euphoric Awazie had ran up the terraces to celebrate the goal...
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    Maikaba, Ariwa disappointed with Abia Warriors draw

    Created Date: 20 July 2017Hist: 621
    By Fisayo Dairo It is not often times in the Nigeria Professional Football League you see an away side so disappointed despite getting a point at a difficult ground. However, Akwa United coach Abdu Maikaba and his reliable defender Emmanuel Ariwa in separate chats to echoed each other's disappointment at not getting the maximum points against Abia Warriors in a Matchday 30 fixture decided at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Wednesday. Wednesday's point ensured that the Promise Keepers...
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    Rangers brighten chances of survival, cruise past MFM 2-0

    Created Date: 20 July 2017Hist: 410
    By Promise Etim Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Rangers brightened their chances of staying in the top flight next season, with a hard fought 2-0 win over second-placed MFM of Lagos at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, in a game that was completed over two days. Rangers took the lead earlier on Wednesday, courtesy of Chiamaka Madu in the 15th minute, before sealing the victory early Thursday through a 46th minute penalty converted by Ifeanyi George.
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    Lucky Plateau Utd pip FC Ifeanyiubah to brighten title hopes

    Created Date: 19 July 2017Hist: 459
    By Wale Mustapha Top of the table Plateau United were the luckier side on a day their opponents, FC Ifeamyiubah dominated play but could not make good of their free-flowing passes. Plateau United won 1-0 to establish again their five-point lead over second placed MFM FC, whose game in Enugu against Rangers was aborted by heavy downpour. Coaches on both sides had different perspectives to the outcome with Yaw Preko of FC Ifeanyiubah insisting the result was not a true reflection of the...
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    Hassan's brace ensures wasteful Nasarawa Utd scrape past El-Kanemi

    Created Date: 19 July 2017Hist: 440
    By Clement Nwankpa Jr A brace by Adamu Hassan sufficed for Nasarawa United to beat El-Kanemi 2-1 at the Lafia City Stadium but the stand-out performer was Thomas Zenke. Zenke left nobody in doubt as to his deserved invitation to the CHAN Eagles being the chief tormentor as the hosts created chance upon chance but, characteristically, converted few. Nasarawa United's poor showing in front of goal is now a source of worry to coach Kabiru Dogo, who agreed his team's dominance, particularly in the...
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  • Katsina Utd edge Pillars in gruelling Northwest Derby

    Created Date: 19 July 2017Hist: 522
    By Uchenna Iyoke Usule Martins' 36th minute header was all Katsina United needed to subdue Kano Pillars in a highly contested Matchday 30 Nigeria Professional Football League game decided at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium. Destiny Ashadi made the first attempt as early as the second minute and kept on with skilful passes which eventually committed Jamiu Alimi into being cautioned by the referee. Pillars midfielder Rabiu Ali made his presence felt thereafter as his solo effort went wide off the...
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    Enyimba set up nine consecutive home wins count with 2-1 victory against Lobi Stars

    Created Date: 19 July 2017Hist: 419
    By China Acheru Enyimba almost lost it but came back in the space of four minutes of their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game to win 2-1 against Lobi Stars in a very heated encounter at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar. Lobi Stars took an early lead, rather fortuitously in the 18th minute through Anthony Okpotu. Kelly Kester did not put enough weight on his back pass and Okpotu got there before the goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda to slot home for the opener. Enyimba did not relent and...
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    Akwa Utd secure important point in Umuahia for title push

    Created Date: 19 July 2017Hist: 643
    By Fisayo Dairo Akwa United continued their late push for the 2016/17 NPFL title with a thoroughly deserved point in Umuahia after battling hosts Abia Warriors to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday. United were left to rue their missed chances in the second half especially that of striker Christian Pyagbara who inexplicably shot off target when left with a chance to tap home midway through the second half.
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    Survival race, big game in Jos take front seat on Matchday 30

    Created Date: 19 July 2017Hist: 537
    By George Akpayen The run-in of the NPFL season begins this Wednesday with all of the clubs from 11th position down looking over their shoulders as the survival race takes a steep bend. The race for survival is so tight that only two points separate Abia Warriors in 11th position and fourth-from-bottom placed team Rangers International, who are title holders. Three matches - Wikki Tourists versus ABS FC, Remo Stars versus Shooting Stars and Rivers United versus Sunshine Stars - pit...
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    Rabiu Ali declares VAT Wonder Goal award his wedding gift

    Created Date: 18 July 2017Hist: 528
    A day after he completed marriage rites to Mariam at a colourful wedding ceremony, Rabiu Ali was presented his VAT Wonder Goal award before an impressive turn out of fans at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano. The event held before the much anticipated traditional rivalry fixture between Kano Pillars and Rangers International which incidentally was the first game open to fans since crowd incident at the stadium earlier in the season and which led to a ban.
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    Boboye unfazed by Plateau United's crash in Lokoja

    Created Date: 18 July 2017Hist: 576
    By Kanayo Jubal Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye watched his side’s five-point lead on the NPFL log reduced to two in Lokoja where Niger Tornadoes scored once to banish the ghost of their previous matchday on and off field debacle in Calabar. In spite of the defeat, Boboye directed a dig at his opponents dismissing them as the weakest side that has faced Plateau United this season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
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    After 17th goal of the season, Odey promises more

    Created Date: 17 July 2017Hist: 1038
    By Alfred Okoligwe Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leading goalscorer Stephen Odey got the only goal as MFM FC continued their push for the title or perhaps, a continental ticket on a day rivals at the top, Plateau United faltered. The 1-0 win against Wikki Tourists vaulted MFM to 49 points, just two behind Plateau United. Odey, who has now netted 17 goals afterwards told that he was delighted to have increased his goals tally, declaring that he would still score more...
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    Rivers Utd avoid late heartbreak versus ABS

    Created Date: 16 July 2017Hist: 433
    There was to be no ‘late break’ for Rivers United as they produced a gutsy albeit workmanlike performance in Sunday’s 0-0 draw against ABS FC as the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) enters Matchday 29. Abiodun Akande was the star of the show, a force of nature and the most outstanding Rivers United performer as the ‘Pride of Rivers’ held out for a share of the spoils at a charged Ilorin Township Stadium. The young goalkeeper produced a string of fine saves to keep Rivers United...
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  • Akwa Utd trio star in 3-0 thrashing of Gombe Utd to keep up title chase

    Created Date: 16 July 2017Hist: 618
    By Janefrances Nweze Ibrahim Alhassan, Musa Newman and Christian Pyagbara played major roles for Akwa United as they trounced relegation threatened Gombe United 3-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo on Sunday to move into the top-three as the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) enters its run-in stage. Christian Pyagbara came off the bench to make massive contribution as Akwa United scored three past Struggling Gombe United.
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    Bashir pops up with winner in Nasarawa Utd's first away success

    Created Date: 16 July 2017Hist: 375
    By Idowu Bakare Striker Abdulrahman Bashir scored the only goal of the game as Nasarawa United beat Sunshine Stars 1-0 in a Matchday 29 game of the NPFL at the Dipo Dino Stadium on Sunday. The win represents Nasarawa United's first away win of the season - making them the 11th team to win on the road this term. Bashir produced the moment of the contest when he put the ball past onrushing Sunshine Stars goalkeeper Henry Ayodele in the 39th minute, after Aminu Kadir...
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    Obaje's winner decides feisty Oriental Derby, as FC Ifeanyiubah edge Enyimba

    Created Date: 16 July 2017Hist: 839
    By Toyin Ibitoye Godwin Obaje's powerful strike early in the second half was the difference between hosts FC Ifeanyiubah and their neighbours Enyimba International, Aba in a tough NPFL Matchday 29 clash in Nnewi on Sunday. The feisty encounter produced six yellow cards evenly shared among both teams to underline the importance the sides attached to the three points at stake. The hosts settled into the game quickly and put their opponents under immense pressure with some swift passing and neat...
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    Mathias' strike helps El-Kanemi do double over Abia Warriors

    Created Date: 16 July 2017Hist: 332
    By Joshua Tekidek Samuel Mathias' penalty kick goal ensured El-Kanemi Warriors completed the double over Abia Warriors with a 1-0 victory in a Matchday 29 fixture of the NPFL at the El-Kanemi Sports Complex, Maiduguri on Sunday. Ladan Bosso's boys had won 1-0 in the reverse fixture and the build-up to this game has been the talk that Abia Warriors will be out to avenge that defeat in their home ground in Umuahia in February this year when El-Kanemi winger Hussaini Bata...
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    Ilechukwu hopeful of MFM title push

    Created Date: 13 July 2017Hist: 1072
    By Tunde Oyedele Fidelis Ilechukwu has revealed that he is aiming to consolidate the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title challenge of his side, MFM FC with a win this Sunday against visiting Wikki Tourists. MFM FC scrapped through to retain their place in the NPFL last season but have so far mounted a challenge for the title with 46 points from 28 matches to stay in second place, five points adrift of leaders, Plateau United.
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    Dogo still nurses title ambition with Nasarawa Utd

    Created Date: 13 July 2017Hist: 765
    By Chibuogwu Nnadiegbulam Still sitting ninth on the latest Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) ranking are Nasarawa United as they lead three other teams sharing 38 points, based on goal difference. But with 10 more matches to the end of the season, coach of the Lafia-based side, Kabiru Dogo has not given up on the prospect of sliding into the top-four despite being five points adrift at the moment. Dogo was speaking to after watching his side lose 2-0 to Abia Warriors at the...
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    LBA names shortlists for June NPFL awards

    Created Date: 13 July 2017Hist: 894
    The independent League Bloggers Awards (LBA), on Wednesday, revealed the four players and four managers who will vie for the player and manager awards for the month of June for performances in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Nyima Nwagua of Kano Pillars, Anthony Okpotu of Lobi Stars, Adesina Gata of ABS FC and Musa Newman of Akwa United will contend for the player's award.
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    Rabiu Ali beats Tchato to 7th VAT Wonder Goal award

    Created Date: 13 July 2017Hist: 929
    Veteran Kano Pillars midfielder, Rabiu Ali has clinched the Matchday 26 VAT Wonder Goal, beating off competition from Tchato Giscard of MFM FC. Abia Warriors’ Yakub Hammed finished a distant third in the online poll conducted on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) website and Twitter handle. Of the total of 196 voters on the NPFL Twitter account, @LMCNPFL, 101 endorsed the goal Ali scored away from home in Ilorin against Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC in a 1-1 draw while another 53...
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  • ABS goalkeeper Mudashir haunted by four-goal nightmare

    Created Date: 13 July 2017Hist: 584
    For ABS FC goalkeeper Nurudeen Mudashir, Matchday 28 is a fixture he would wish to banish from his memory. His side playing at home were surprisingly beaten 4-2 by struggling Sunshine Stars of Akure in front of their stunned supporters. ABS came into the fixture three places ahead of their visitors on the log but that result has seen both sides swap positions with ABS dropping to 17th and Sunshine Stars moving one step up to 16th.
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    NPFL's senior citizens (2)

    Created Date: 13 July 2017Hist: 862
    By Clement Nwankpa Jr In this concluding part of the series on serving legends of the NPFL, Clement Nwamkpa continues his chronicle. GAMBO MOHAMMED (KANO PILLARS)Gambo is a typical one-club player. It is hard to imagine him outside Pillars. Even after featuring against the star-studded Spanish national team at 2013 Confederation Cup, many expected Gambo to finally take his stock abroad but he has found a home with the sai masu gida. At some point, he moved to Middle East but cut short that...
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    Weli's strike hands Rivers Utd slim 1-0 victory over MFM FC

    Created Date: 12 July 2017Hist: 827
    By Sanipe Damiete A solitary strike in the 30th minute from Christian Weli was all it took Rivers United to put hardfighting MFM FC to the sword in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) rescheduled Matchday 28 fixture at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt on Wednesday. After a poor outing on the continent and deep in relegation waters, Rivers United knew they were condemned to win and started brightly, controlling the pace of the game and creating half...
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    Reprieve for Kano Pillars, Sunshine Stars as LMC lifts ban on fans

    Created Date: 12 July 2017Hist: 1628
    •Tornadoes lose bid for Boardroom Points Reprieve came for Kano Pillars and Sunshine Stars as the closed gate ban which prohibited the two clubs from admitting spectators was Wednesday, lifted by the League Management Company (LMC) which granted the two clubs two-match probation to test their security arrangement.
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    Mbaoma helps Remo Stars to share of the spoils against FC Ifeanyiubah

    Created Date: 11 July 2017Hist: 960
    By Blessing Fowowe Victor Mbaoma's well-taken free kick in the 81st minute saved Remo Stars blushes as the Sky Blue Stars rescued a point in a rescheduled Matchday 28 NPFL clash against FC Ifeanyiubah. The Sky Blue Stars who recently suffered a bout of food poisoning leaving more than half the team hospitalized, started the brightest of both teams after David Onovo found his way past FCIU defenders into the box to send a pass through with no teammate to connect in the...
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    VAT Wonder Goal: Wikki’s Usman donates prize to Almajiri school

    Created Date: 11 July 2017Hist: 1052
    Ahmed Usman, a former Almajiri (street kid) who won the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 24 VAT Wonder Goal award has nominated a youth rehabilitation centre in Bauchi as his preferred charity and went on to describe the award as the high point of his season at Wikki Tourists. The player popularly called Manu expressed the hope that the recognition will motivate him to achieve more in his career.
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    NPFL's senior citizens (1)

    Created Date: 11 July 2017Hist: 881
    By Clement Nwankpa Jr The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is replete with experienced players. Players who have lit up the stage for over a decade now but are still around to guide the younger ones. In difference to their age and sometimes in a show of love, the younger players are known to have created several sobriquets in place of the real names of their long serving colleagues. It is common to hear some being hailed ‘Senior man’, ‘Big boss’, ‘Egbon’ for those in the South west...
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    Shooting Stars make a point against champions Rangers in Enugu

    Created Date: 10 July 2017Hist: 790
    By Ademola Olajire Enugu Rangers expected three maximum points to boost their progress up the NPFL ladder but met a determined Shooting Stars who forced them to a 1-1 draw at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday. The big news before kick–off was the assertion by Shooting Stars coach, Fatai Amao that his boys were now ready to starting winning away matches because other teams have also lived their dream in that direction.
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  • Abia Warriors see off Nasarawa Utd 2-0, move into top half

    Created Date: 10 July 2017Hist: 555
    By Chibuogwu Nnadiegbulam After futile trips to Gombe United and Sunshine Stars in their recent Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches, Abia Warriors returned to winning ways at home on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Nasarawa United at the Umuahia Township Stadium. An own goal by Nasarawa United captain, Emmanuel Makama in the first half coupled with Sunday Adetunji’s penalty in the closing stages of the mid-table encounter brought back smiles to worrying...
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    Plateau Utd hit Akwa Utd for three, extend lead to five points

    Created Date: 09 July 2017Hist: 872
    By Mohammed Suleiman Plateau United thrashed Akwa United 3-0 at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos to increase their lead at the top of the table to five points in one of the Matchday 28 games of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Akwa United nullified the threat of the home side in the first 17 minutes of the game, with Daniel Itodo's long thrust from five throw-ins easily gathered by goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo of Akwa United.
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    Bata confident El-Kanemi can trip Gombe Utd at Pantami

    Created Date: 08 July 2017Hist: 743
    El-Kanemi Warriors attacking winger is confident that his club can pull off a win at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe where they are expected to go toe to toe with Gombe United in a Northeast derby this Sunday. The Maiduguri club will start Matchday 28 in fourth position on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table with 43 points, five less than league leaders Plateau United. But their Sunday game will not be against the table-toppers rather with a team battling for survival at the deep...
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    Ojo rules out relegation fears for Sunshine Stars

    Created Date: 08 July 2017Hist: 754
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo Sunshine Stars midfielder, Dayo Ojo believes his return to the club will help rescue Akure Gunners from the prolonged threat of relegation as the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) season draws to a close. With the league reaching Matchday 28 this Sunday, the former Al-Merrikh SC midfielder declared that it will be unheard of that the former CAF Champions League semi-finalists will be competing in the lower cadre of Nigerian football.
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    Rivers Utd crash out of CAF Confederation Cup

    Created Date: 08 July 2017Hist: 780
    Antonin Panenka resurfaced in the shape of a Moroccan – Mohamed Fouzair - on Friday night in Rabat to leave pain and gnashing of teeth in his wake as Nigerian side, Rivers United bowed out of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup with a whimper. Rivers United needed to win at a rocking Stade du FUS (Hay Nahda, Rabat) but started on the back foot with the Moroccan club pushing and probing in search of an early goal. They almost got it in the fourth minute when Youssef El Gnaoui forced a brilliant save...
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    My Tornadoes are on a mission to surprise Enyimba, boasts Bala

    Created Date: 07 July 2017Hist: 886
    By Wale Mustapha Niger Tornadoes coach Abubakar Bala is not fazed by the seeming daunting task of facing former champions, Enyimba International and has talked up his side's chances of staging an upset when both sides clash in the Matchday 28 fixture of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this Sunday in Calabar. Following a narrow 1-0 win at home to struggling side, Remo Stars, Bala said the club are on course to achieving their season’s target of a top-10 finish on the log and...
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    Asiegbu polls highest in VAT Wonder Goal 6 voting

    Created Date: 07 July 2017Hist: 718
    In what may have been the tightest race so far for the VAT Wonder Goal award, Abia Warriors midfielder Shedrack Asiegbu fought off stiff challenges from NPFL top scorer, Stephen Odey of MFM and Musa Newman of Akwa United to emerge winner of the Matchday 25 edition. Goals scored by the three were shortlisted out of the total 18 goals of the matchday and at the end of voting, a total of 731 fans voted on the website while another 361 voted on the Twitter platform.
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    Nigeria shocked by Ikeme diagnosis, prays for Eagles goalkeeper

    Created Date: 06 July 2017Hist: 767
    The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed shock and dismay at news on Thursday evening that Super Eagles’ number one goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, had been diagnosed with acute leukemia. A stunned NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, was lost for words after the sad news broke in the international media. “What? This is very, very sad. Carl Ikeme diagnosed with acute leukemia? This is harsh.” Sanusi stated that the NFF and the Nigerian Football family would rally round the energetic shot...
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  • Alaekwe braced for competition for places at FC Ifeanyiubah

    Created Date: 05 July 2017Hist: 975
    By Fisayo Dairo FC Ifeanyiubah returned to winning ways in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday with returnee striker Chijioke Alaekwe playing a prominent role in their assured display against Katsina United. After a 2-0 win over ABS FC in Nnewi on Matchday 23, the Anambra Warriors suffered a momentary dip-in-form as they secured only one point from their subsequent three league games, a disappointing draw at home to Wikki Tourists.
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    Alhassan wants club glory above individual honour

    Created Date: 05 July 2017Hist: 995
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo Akwa United attacking midfielder Alhassan 'Muazzam' Ibrahim has set his sights on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) trophy at the end of the season playing down on winning an individual prize as a priority. The Promise Keepers are five points behind league leaders Plateau United who they meet in a top-of-the-table clash this Sunday in Jos, Alhassan believes his team are still in the race and can nick the title at the expense of Jos club and other top teams...
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    Encomiums pour in for referee Joseph Ogabor

    Created Date: 04 July 2017Hist: 1168
    The leadership of Nigeria Football Federation, led by the President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Monday lauded the performance of Referee Joseph Ogabor in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League Matchday 27 clash between Lobi Stars of Makurdi and Rangers International of Enugu. NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC chairman, Shehu Dikko, had disclosed at the opening ceremony of the FIFA MA Elite Course that he received heartwarming phone calls from the management of visiting team, Rangers FC (who lost...
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    Newman stars in Akwa Utd's first win against Enyimba in 3 years

    Created Date: 02 July 2017Hist: 1283
    By China Acheru Akwa United fought hard on Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium to claim their first NPFL win over Enyimba since September 2014 as it took a 15th minute strike from Musa Newman to hand them victory. Enyimba had come into the game with the advantage of not losing in Uyo for more than two seasons and like Akwa United’s gaffer, Abdu Maikaba said: “The plan was to get a result as quickly as possible. We know Enyimba. They think of this stadium as their home. They did it last...
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    Peter Momoh helps Tornadoes edge Remo Stars 1-0

    Created Date: 02 July 2017Hist: 768
    By Wale Mustapha Peter Momoh's 59th minute goal from close range ensured Niger Tornadoes defeated hard-fighting Remo Stars by a lone goal on Matchday 27 of Nigeria Professional Football League (NFPL) clash in Lokoja on Sunday. The midfielder arrived on time to bury a low cross from Ibrahim Babawo after Paul Isaac failed to clear an initial cross into Remo Stars' box. The interesting encounter played at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja did not produce more talking points in the first half as both...
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    Anthony strikes late as El-Kanemi edge NPFL leaders Plateau Utd

    Created Date: 02 July 2017Hist: 1024
    By Clement Nwankpa Jnr Plateau United's quest for a crucial away point in their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title bid was dealt a blow with almost the last kick of the game at El-Kanemi Warriors where they lost one-nil on Sunday. Sunday Anthony struck in the last minute of added time to give El-Kanemi a 1-0 victory over Plateau United at the El-Kanemi Stadium in Maiduguri.
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    Alaekwe inspires FC Ifeanyiubah to an easy win over Katsina Utd

    Created Date: 02 July 2017Hist: 992
    By Fisayo Dairo Strikers Godwin Obaje and Chijioke Alaekwe scored in each half as FC Ifeanyiubah ended their run of three games without a win with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Katsina United in a Matchday 27 encounter decided in Nnewi on Sunday. Obaje recorded his 10th goal of the season when he converted from the spot on 21 minutes after Alekwe was upended inside the penalty area. The Ifeanyiubah Number 9 then made the game safe for the hosts five minutes from time when he powered home...
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    Matchday 27 preview: Plateau Utd face banana peel, Akwa & Enyimba in top clash

    Created Date: 01 July 2017Hist: 1379
    Events will continue to unfold in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as table-toppers Plateau United will face a scrutiny to their title credentials against one of the teams in the top-five this season, El-Kanemi Warriors in Maiduguri this Sunday. Eight other matches are also on offer.
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  • Ogunbote says Enyimba will fight for title

    Created Date: 30 June 2017Hist: 1181
    By Promise Etim Having stormed their way to the third place on the log after an indifferent start to the season, Enyimba FC handler, Gbenga Ogunbote seems to be smelling blood in the title race and now says his team can put up a good fight to win the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title.
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    Metu suffers fracture, out for rest of season

    Created Date: 30 June 2017Hist: 940
    ABS FC, winger, Chigozirim Metu is out for the rest of the season after suffering a fracture on his tibia, the club's coach, Henry Makinwa has confirmed. Makinwa told the club media on Friday in Ilorin, that the winger is expected to be out for at least 12 weeks. Metu suffered the injury after Kano Pillars' Jamil Jamil's heavy challenge on him during Matchday 26 NPFL clash in Ilorin on Wednesday.
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NPFL League Table

# Team MP PTS
1 Plateau 30 54
2 MFM 30 49
3 Akwa FC 29 47
4 Enyimba 30 47
5 El-Kanemi 30 46
6 Lobi Stars 30 45
7 IfeanyiUbah 30 45
8 Nasarawa 30 44
9 Niger 30 44
10 Kano Pillars 29 41

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