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  • Despite Enyimba win, Baba Ganaru keen on away win for Wikki

    Created Date: 30 March 2017Hist: 172
    By Ishaku Kigbu It is not yet Uhuru for Wikki Tourists head coach Baba Ganaru despite picking an important home win against visitors Enyimba of Aba in the Matchday 16 Nigeria Professional Football League encounter decided at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa stadium Bauchi on Wednesday. Ganaru who joined the Tourists this season believes only an away win will give him the kind of satisfaction he desires, describing the game against the Elephant of Aba as good and added: "I need to pick an away win to...
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    NPFL champions Rangers held 1-1 in Enugu by new boys Remo Stars

    Created Date: 29 March 2017Hist: 409
    By Fisayo Dairo Rangers faltered once again in their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title defence after they were held to a 1-1 draw by fellow relegation battlers Remo Stars in Enugu on Wednesday. The champions went ahead in fortuitous fashion just before the quarter hour mark when Daniel Etor's tame effort went through the legs of Remo Stars goalkeeper David Walbe. The visitors got their leveller through Ekene Awazie whose spectacular effort on 51 minutes confounded The...
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    Luckier MFM edge Abia Warriors 2-1 to reclaim top spot

    Created Date: 29 March 2017Hist: 163
    By Fred Edoreh In a match which each side dominated each half, an early goal by NPFL leading scorer, Stephen Odey on the 3rd minute and a follow up by striking partner, Sikiru Olatunbosu on the 29th minute counted most as MFM FC of Lagos carried the day against visiting Abia Warriors of Umuahia. It was a Match Day 16 fixture which MFM won 2-1 at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium, on Wednesday evening to climb back to the top of the log on 30 points. It was a typical game of one half apiece as...
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    Bala plays down continental ambitions for Niger Tornadoes

    Created Date: 29 March 2017Hist: 183
    By Wale Mustapha Niger Tornadoes is an unusual occupant on the top four of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) log but that is the true reflection of their performance especially in the last nine fixtures. The team that plays at the adopted home ground of Confluence Stadium in Lokoja away from their base in Minna has won six of their last games including a famous away win to Remo Stars in Shagamu and a big boost home win in Lokoja against former champions,...
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    Mathias says winning mentality behind El-Kanemi’s success

    Created Date: 28 March 2017Hist: 175
    By Uchenna Iyoke El-Kanemi Warriors leading goal scorer Samuel Mathias believes that the club’s modest success so far in the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season is being driven by a strong winning mentality. A 1-0 win on Sunday against Lobi Stars steadied their stay in the top-three and meant the Maiduguri club have continued their 100% run on home turf since returning in April last year to the city after nearly two seasons playing away from...
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    MFM striker Adekunle in buoyant mood ahead Abia Warriors clash

    Created Date: 28 March 2017Hist: 251
    Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC forward, Adegboyega Adekunle believes his side will be victorious in Wednesday's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game against Abia Warriors. The Olukoya Boys play hosts to the Abia-based team in one of nine Matchday 16 fixtures scheduled to take place at the Agege Township Stadium which fans of MFM FC have rechristened Soccer Temple.
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    Ikhana points to carelessness for Pillars crash in Umuahia

    Created Date: 28 March 2017Hist: 368
    By Anthony Ademodi Kadiri Ikhana is a man of many record when it comes to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). He, it was who led Kano Pillars to a back to back win of the NPFL title and at Enyimba he became the first coach to lead a Nigerian club to win the CAF Champions League. Ikhana is also known to have been among the few coaches who have won the NPFL with different clubs and last Sunday, he created another minor first; being the first coach to lead Kano Pillars to a defeat by...
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    Kester keen on another Enyimba title

    Created Date: 28 March 2017Hist: 328
    By Fisayo Dairo In the last two seasons, followers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) have had to look in the unusual sides of the log to locate seven times champions, Enyimba International. After winning the 2014/15 season, the Aba Elephants have endured struggles with other clubs around places from 8th to 15th at times and last Sunday, they climbed to seventh position on the log after a slender 1-0 victory over Rivers United. The 2015 champions required a 63rd minute penalty by...
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  • Alhassan remains unhappy after saving Akwa Utd the blushing

    Created Date: 27 March 2017Hist: 304
    By Fred Edoreh It was a nail biting game for hosts, Akwa United but Alhassan Ibrahim would net an equalizer to salvage a point and mark his sixth league goal of the season in Akwa United’s home draw against FC IfeanyiUbah. The former Wikki Tourists player would after the match insist he rather would have had the team win from another team mate’s goal than increasing his personal goals’ tally for a draw. It is symbolic of his concern for general good than personal glory as Alhassan argued that he...
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    Ilechukwu, Odey blame Gombe Utd heat for MFM defeat

    Created Date: 27 March 2017Hist: 376
    By Mohammed Yusuf Suleiman MFM coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and his free scoring forward, Stephen Odey were in agreement in their perspectives to their 1-0 slump to Gombe United on Sunday in a Matchday 15 fixture, blaming the defeat on harsh weather. Ilechukwu who is fast establishing iconic personae in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as an expressive coach with his weird finger gestures and goal celebrations suggested that their loss was caused by loss of concentration from his...
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    Amoo impressed by Nasarawa United’s resilience

    Created Date: 27 March 2017Hist: 212
    By Kanayo Jubal After conceding that Nasarawa United were better on the evening, Shooting Stars coach, Fatai Amoo praised the Solid Miners and predicted they can achieve good results this season. It was one of the 10 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 15 fixtures played at the Lafia Township Stadium and it a late strike from Thomas Zenke that stopped the Ibadan side from perhaps starting a new string of drawn games after they broke a seven match streak with a win last match...
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    After win against Wikki, Osho predicts Remo Stars turnaround

    Created Date: 27 March 2017Hist: 136
    By Rabark Bakare Remo Stars claimed their first win on the trot under the watch of Coach Fatai Osho in a Matchday 15 fixture against Wikki Tourists with Victor Mbaoma returning from his brief injury spell to score the second of their 2-1 win and his 7th league goal of the season. It was a win Osho believes would be a turning point for the club that have travelled poorly and dropped points at home. He attributed their win to hardwork and a will to win on the part of the players he insisted...
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    No time for friendship, as Bazuaye edges Imama in Katsina Utd vs Rangers contest

    Created Date: 26 March 2017Hist: 129
    By Clement Nwankpa A Katsina United versus Rangers game was always going to revolve around the two coaches, Baldwin Bazuaye and Imama Amapakabor. A friendship that dates back to 1985 when both players were members of the victorious Nigerian U17 national team , the first African team to win a FIFA tournament. Their coaching careers have almost taken the same route. Most importantly, they are both of the high pressing, offensive school of football.
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    Mfon Udoh's penalty propels Enyimba to edge Rivers Utd 1-0 in cagey affair

    Created Date: 26 March 2017Hist: 144
    By Fisayo Dairo Captain Mfon Udoh converted a spot kick just after the hour mark as former champions Enyimba edged out CAF Confederation Cup hopefuls Rivers United by a lone goal at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar on Sunday. Udoh's goal settled what was a combative Matchday 15 encounter in the Nigeria Professional Football League and extended Enyimba's unbeaten sequence to four games including two wins and two draws.
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    NPFL All-Stars lose to Atletico Madrid in Future Champions final

    Created Date: 25 March 2017Hist: 741
    The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Under-17 All-Stars brought their appearance at the Future Champions Gaunteng International Tournament to an end with a 1-2 defeat to Spanish club Atletico Madrid at the Nike Centre, Soweto on Saturday. The NPFL All-Stars had enjoyed an unbeaten sequence since the start of the tournament on Monday in South Africa. On the opening day, the All-Stars held SAFA Tshwane to a 1-1 draw before hitting Italian side Torino FC 3-0 on Tuesday. In their third...
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    Matchday 15 preview: Tricky trips for leaders MFM, champions Rangers

    Created Date: 25 March 2017Hist: 445
    By Fisayo Dairo The 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League season enters Matchday 15 this weekend with a new league leader hoping to stay top of the pile for as long as they can. Lagos-based side MFM FC climbed to the summit after a home win over Rivers United in a rescheduled Matchday 8 encounter with Rivers United in midweek and they will begin their journey as league leaders with a trip to one of the promoted sides Gombe United. Fidelis Ikechukwu's team will hope that league top...
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  • Restructuring Club Ownership In NPFL: Lessons From Asia

    Created Date: 24 March 2017Hist: 309
    By Fred Edoreh The world has been wowed with Chinese clubs offering double of the weekly wages in the English Premier League to attract top profile players to the Chinese Super League. Expectedly, star players are looking that way. Carlos Tevez who had an influential place in Manchester City and helped them to a glorious title journeyed off to Shanghai Shenhua for £635,000 a week just as Oscar did to Shanghai SIPG. Didier Drogba has been there and there was news in January that EPL’s poster...
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    Increasing Spectatorship: LMC goes tough on stadium safety requirements

    Created Date: 23 March 2017Hist: 813
    The League Management Company (LMC) has shifted focus to ensuring strict compliance with safety measures at match venues against the backdrop of rising numbers in spectatorship at matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Over the past four seasons, the LMC has been working with clubs on strategies to win back fans to match venues after years of dwindling attendance attributed to such reasons as lack of fidelity of match outcomes, poor quality of pitches and absence of...
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    Shooting Stars leave it late to edge old foes Rangers

    Created Date: 22 March 2017Hist: 521
    By Tunde Oyedele Continental campaigners Rangers International of Enugu had the chance to wrap up an interesting NPFL rescheduled Matchday 8 game but failed to take the lead from a rare last minute penalty, and allowed Bode Daniel's last minute goal to give Shooting Stars their first win in eight games. Shooting Stars won 1-0. The tough but highly entertaining midweek encounter was already heading for a goalless draw when goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar hacked down Rangers striker Aguda Godwin in...
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    Garba looks to transfer window to satisfy Gombe United fans

    Created Date: 22 March 2017Hist: 406
    By Joshua Tekidek With three draws from seven home fixtures, Gombe United’s Manager, Manu Garba knows the supporters are beginning to grow restive and has called out for more patience from the fans who are only enjoying top flight league this season after three seasons in the lower division. Three home draws against Plateau United, Akwa united and Shooting Stars meant the club has dropped six points from a possible nine; enough to trigger a defensive plea from the coach to the teeming...
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    NPFL All-Stars, SAFA TShwane play out 1-1 draw at Future Champions

    Created Date: 20 March 2017Hist: 935
    The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Under-17 All-Stars began their first appearance at the Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament with a 1-1 draw against SAFA Tshwane at the Nike Training Centre in Soweto on Monday. The NPFL All-Stars dominated the game almost from start to finish but had just one moment of poor defending which to the South African selected team breaching their defence.
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    Relieved after Wikki's win, Ganaru pleads for fans' patience

    Created Date: 20 March 2017Hist: 329
    By Kola Daniel Relief came the way of Wikki Tourists coach, Mohammed Baba Ganaru after his side saw off visiting Katsina United 2-1 to end a five match winless spell. Those five matches and some other poor results in the past had put Ganaru under pressure though he once dismissed such suggestion which essentially rose against the backdrop of Wikki's two successive top four finishes under the former coach, Abdulahi Maikaba. Ganaru welcomed the win on Sunday, describing it as a good result and for the...
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    NPFL U17 All Stars in South Africa for Gauteng Future Champions Tourney

    Created Date: 20 March 2017Hist: 754
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo Nigeria Professional Football League Under-17 All Stars have arrived in South Africa to participate in this year's Gauteng Future Champions football tournament. The event is expected to run from March 20 to 27 in Gauteng, South Africa and will feature 12 teams, the organizers have confirmed. NPFL U17 All Stars will play in Group A against SAFA Tshwane and Torino FC. In Group B, Bidwest Wits will battle Football School of India and Spartak Moscow. Group C will see Mamelodi...
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    Aggreh, Onuigbo star in five-goal thriller as FC Ifeanyiubah edge El-Kanemi 3-2

    Created Date: 19 March 2017Hist: 539
    By Toyin Ibitoye Substitute striker Ifeanyi Onuigbo's penalty goal in added time of the second half capped a dramatic five-goal thriller as FC Ifeanyiubah eased past El-Kanemi Warriors 3-2 in their NPFL Matchday 14 clash at the FC Ifeanyiubah Stadium, Nnewi on Sunday. The home team appeared to be cruising to a comfortable win with a dominant first half performance after Prince Aggreh scored twice to give them a 2-0 lead, only to see the advantage disappear late in the second half, setting the...
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  • ABS, Enyimba share the spoils in delightful duel

    Created Date: 19 March 2017Hist: 296
    By Tola Badekale Enyimba rolled back the years with a gritty display associated with their past teams by not letting go of a prized possession, we also saw in ABS Football Club a youthful exuberance which fed off the boisterous chants of their fans. In the end, 1-1 was fair result of an end to end match. But fans of ABS would rather referee Ishaya Patrick had obliged them a penalty following a 34th minute duel between Samson Gbadebo and their own Metuh Chigozirim which ultimately left the...
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    Odey's brace for MFM see off leaders Plateau Utd

    Created Date: 19 March 2017Hist: 491
    By Fred Edoreh MFM FC of Lagos went the extra length to grind out a 2-1 victory to claim maximum points from visiting table-toppers, Plateau United, in their Nigeria Professional Football League Matchday 14 encounter at the Agege Stadium on Sunday evening. A brace from NPFL leading scorer, Stephen Odey, and a second half strike by Peter Eneji from a beautiful combination by Plateau United highlighted the pulsating game.
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    Abia Warriors make a good point off 3SC in Ibadan

    Created Date: 19 March 2017Hist: 383
    A more vibrant and determined Abia Warriors forced Shooting Stars Sports Club to a scoreless draw in Ibadan as the draw-at-home spell of the Oluyole Warriors continued in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday. Score draws against MFM FC, Remo Stars and Plateau United compelled the Shooting Stars faithful to hold a prayer session on the turf of Lekan Salami Stadium on Sunday morning, but the boys failed to show coordination and creativity on the field few hours later.
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    LMC, FIRS partner on Tax Education Campaign at NPFL matches

    Created Date: 17 March 2017Hist: 508
    An enlightenment campaign to support the Federal Government’s drive to generate revenue through an expanded base of tax payers’ population is to be launched by the League Management Company (LMC) in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The partnership will see the LMC offer FIRS the NPFL platform to engage the public through message displays on match day perimeter boards, distribution of messages on fliers and use of public address systems at match venues to relay tax...
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    Okemmiri attributes fine form at Abia Warriors to brothers' influence

    Created Date: 17 March 2017Hist: 411
    By Promise Etim Abia Warriors midfielder, Anthony Okemmiri says bonding with his football-playing brothers has been his source of inspiration and secret behind his current form in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season. The midfielder who was voted man of the match and scored one of two goals that helped Abia Warriors to a hard fought win at home to visiting Lobi Stars last Sunday, told npfl.ng, he became a better player by adopting a listening approach and toeing the line...
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    Bosso, Adetunji win February LBA

    Created Date: 17 March 2017Hist: 274
    The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has named Ladan Bosso of El-Kanemi Warriors and Sunday Adetunji of Abia Warriors Manager and Player for February respectively in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Bosso has been awarded the February LBA manager recognition after his team El-Kanemi Warriors had a near excellent run in the month under review in the Nigerian top flight.
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    Eguavoen leads NPFL U-17 All-Star to Guateng Future Champions Tournament

    Created Date: 16 March 2017Hist: 1217
    A select team of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) U-17 would leave for Johannesburg, South Africa this weekend to participate in a 7-day football tournament organised by "The Future Champions." The team is made up of 20 players selected by the coaching crew led by former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen who is being by a former U-13 n
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    MFM FC deny Wikki first league win since February

    Created Date: 15 March 2017Hist: 433
    By Abdul Raheem MFM FC, on Wednesday, continued their impressive run in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when they clawed their way back from a goal down to play out a 1-1 draw against Wikki Tourists in a rescheduled Matchday 9 fixture at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi. The home side opened scoring in the first half through Shammah Tanze on 35 minutes before MFM equalised in the second half when Stanley Okorom's 61st minute screamer went past Emeka Nwabulu in...
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  • Mfon Udoh plays pivotal role in Enyimba's 2-0 win against FC Ifeanyiubah in derby

    Created Date: 15 March 2017Hist: 572
    By China Acheru Enyimba FC shook off the lethargy of their last five games to win 2-0 against FC Ifeanyiubah in a rescheduled Matchday 9 game in the Nigeria Professional Football League played in Calabar on Wednesday with their captain Mfon Udoh leading by example. Joseph Osadiaye put the homers ahead in the 32nd minute and then Mfon Udoh made it 2-0 with just two minutes left on the clock to give a much needed victory to Enyimba FC.
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    LMC invites bids from financial advisors to manage club enlistment in securities market

    Created Date: 15 March 2017Hist: 541
    The League Management Company (LMC) in partnership with over the counter securities market operator, NASD Securities Exchange took a major step towards bringing private sector investment into the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when on Monday, March 13; financial advisors were invited to bid for appointment to work with eight of the 20 NPFL Clubs shortlisted for the pilot project. The financial advisors are to serve as consultants that will prepare the clubs to meet regulatory...
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    Olatunbosun confident MFM can go the whole hog

    Created Date: 13 March 2017Hist: 367
    By Fisayo Dairo MFM FC's enterprising attacker, Sikiru Olatunbosun is optimistic his team will sustain their impressive run this term in the Nigeria Professional Football League till the end of the campaign. Olatunbosun who hugged sporting headlines across the globe after a peerless strike against league champions, Rangers on Matchday 10 spoke to www.npfl.ng after the Lagos club secured an important 1-1 draw against former champions Enyimba at the UJ Esuene Stadium in...
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    Manu Garba angry with Gombe United’s third home draw

    Created Date: 13 March 2017Hist: 387
    By Mohammed Suleiman Yusuf A third home draw for Gombe United and no points picked on the road left for Coach Manu Garba grieving over squandered chances at goal that would have sealed their fourth home win. A late goal from substitute Nonso Mbakwe helped Shooting Stars to force Gombe United to a 1-1 draw at the Pantami Stadium in a Match day 13 game of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
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    LMC intervenes in clubs' indebtedness to Emeteole

    Created Date: 13 March 2017Hist: 512
    Two of the three Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Clubs indebted to the ailing Coach Kelechi Emeteole, the League Management Company (LMC) has remitted the amount which represented salary claims by the coach on the two clubs. Following reports of indebtedness of the clubs to the coach, the League Management Company (LMC) intervened and made the payment which will now be deducted from their Annual Basic Award.
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    Beaten 2-0 by Nasarawa Utd, Preko bemoans FC Ifeanyiubah's travel misery

    Created Date: 13 March 2017Hist: 347
    By Francis Achi It was yet another poor result on the road for FC Ifeanyiubah with a 2-0 defeat at the Lafia Township Stadium to Nasarawa United on Matchday 13 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The Anambra Warriors have lost all six away matches and are yet to pick a point in all their travels. The poor away form is not going down well with the club's head coach, Yaw Preko who after the match told www.npfl.ng that he is worried by the inability of his players to convert...
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    We shook off nervousness To beat Kano Pillars - Johnson

    Created Date: 13 March 2017Hist: 288
    By Ishaku Kigbu Ibe Johnson stayed in the clouds several moments after he had opened scoring in the pulsating Matchday 13 fixture in Jos between Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leaders, Plateau United, and Kano Pillars on Sunday. Plateau United won the fixture 2-0 at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos to maintain their position at the top of the log in the ongoing season. It was an evening that also saw Plateau United end a six-game unbeaten run held by Kano Pillars.
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    El-Kanemi ease past Tornadoes to claim 20th successive home win

    Created Date: 12 March 2017Hist: 343
    By Uchenna Iyoke El-Kanemi Warriors defeated visiting Niger Tornadoes 2-0 to make it 20 staight wins at home in Maiduguri in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday. The Borno Warriors started on the right footing as Coach Ladan Bosso rolled out the attacking trio of Bello Kofarmata, Ibrahim Babangida and Hussaini Bata. Mathias Samuel, Aghahowa Otakho and Isiaka Olawale manned the midfield, while the back four are regular suspects - Malika Usman, Tswanya Samuel, Ehis Kenneth and...
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  • Late own goal earns Abia Warriors 2-1 win against Lobi in Umuahia

    Created Date: 12 March 2017Hist: 425
    By Promise Etim A late own goal by Chinedu James helped Abia Warriors to a 2-1 win at home to visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi in a Matchday 13 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League played at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Sunday. The visitors looked determined to wrestle a point off Abdullahi Biffo's side, after Kingsley Eduwo had drew them level shortly after Anthony Okemmiri's effort gave the home side the lead in the 10th minute.
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    Mustapha scores late for Enyimba to deny MFM an away win

    Created Date: 11 March 2017Hist: 691
    By Fisayo Dairo Ibrahim Mustapha scored late in the game to rescue former NPFL champions Enyimba from the jaws of defeat in a 1-1 draw over MFM FC of Lagos. League topscorer Stephen Odey had given the visitors a 24th minute lead in Calabar with an exquisite finish from the edge of the box but after defending resolutely for most parts of the second half, the Church boys caved in with five minutes left as former El-Kanemi attacker, Mustapha levelled scores with an...
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    Ilechukwu counts on MFM fine form against troubled Enyimba

    Created Date: 10 March 2017Hist: 323
    MFM FC head to Enyimba International's adopted home ground in Calabar for a Matchday 13 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture on a confident form that has the Church side enjoying the superior status of being in the top half of the table while the former champions find themselves outside of the top-10. It will be their third meeting since the Olukoya Boys joined the league of top campaigners last season and head coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu is upbeat that they can match the seventh time...
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    With Tornadoes, Bala seeks to end El-Kanemi’s winning home run

    Created Date: 10 March 2017Hist: 268
    By Wale Mustapha Niger Tornadoes coach Abubakar Bala leads his side to Maiduguri, knowing fully well it is a fortress of sorts for El-Kanemi Warriors that are yet to drop a point in a Nigeria Professional Football League fixture since returning to the ground in April last year. Insurrection in the northeast had forced league organisers two seasons ago to move El-Kanemi's home matches away from Maiduguri to Kano and later, Katsina. With the Nigerian military’s ascendancy in the war to end the...
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    Former Enyimba duo Kamal, Udoji find love in Kano fans

    Created Date: 09 March 2017Hist: 599
    By Onukogu Kanayochuqu Jubal They had looked forward to their new club overcoming the old one and they expected the win, but for Kano Pillars’ new signings, Sikiru Kamaldeen and Chinedu Udoji, it was purely for the three points and nothing sentimental. The duo, who were signed from Enyimba just before the season began, played key roles in Kano Pillars’ Matchday 12 win in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) over Enyimba at the Sani Abacha Stadium and seemed to have settled well in...
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    Lobi's Tyavkase shares secrets of his career longevity

    Created Date: 09 March 2017Hist: 659
    By China Acheru Lobi Stars FC playmaker, David Tyavkase says two key things have been responsible for his longevity in the Nigeria Professional Football League. Tyavkase first played in the Nigerian top flight in 2003 with Enyimba FC and cites his faith in God and self-belief as what has kept him in the game this long. He has also played for the defunct Sharks FC and had stints abroad before returning to team up with Lobi Stars.
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    Kano Pillars grind out 1-0 win over Wikki, move into top-three

    Created Date: 08 March 2017Hist: 691
    By Uchenna Iyoke Former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Kano Pillars, laboured to a 1-0 victory over visiting Wikki Tourists at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Wednesday in a rescheduled Matchday 8 fixture. Alassan Ibrahim scored the lone goal directly from a corner kick to hand Sai Masu Gida the full points that took them to third place on the league table. Wikki Tourists coach Mohammed Baba Ganaru made one change from the squad that lost at Sunshine Stars, with...
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    Obaje's double inspire FC Ifeanyiubah to 3-0 win over Remo Stars

    Created Date: 08 March 2017Hist: 805
    By Fisayo Dairo Last season's NPFL topscorer Godwin Obaje opened his goalscoring account for FC Ifeanyiubah as a comprehensive second half performance propelled the Anambra Warriors to a 3-0 win over basement side Remo Stars in a rescheduled Matchday 8 encounter decided on Wednesday. After a frustrating first half, Obaje sent his team en route to victory eight minutes after the restart when he converted from the penalty spot. Ivorian Adou Blaise doubled the hosts' advantage with six minutes left...
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  • NPFL-LaLiga youth coaching clinic rounds off in Abuja

    Created Date: 07 March 2017Hist: 607
    •As participants commend LMC on three-day workshop By Ayo Olu Ibidapo The Nigeria Professional Football League youth coaching clinic has come to an end in Abuja. The clinic was a product of the NPFL-LaLiga Commercial and Technical partnership as Nigerian academy coaches were put through on the basics of youth team training. Speaking at the end of the event, Oscar Bruzon one of the trainers from the LaLiga, believes the coaches have learnt a lot and he noticed, in their approach during...
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    Obomate back on his feet again, kicking for Rivers Utd

    Created Date: 07 March 2017Hist: 347
    Obomate Frederick is back to action after making a complete recovery from an injury that kept him out of competitive football for five months. The Rivers United midfielder was very rampant and wowed many with his uncompromising, all action style which saw him scoop the award as the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) best player in the opening month of last season. Obomate played an important role in helping Rivers United finish as runners up behind eventual champions, Enugu Rangers in...
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# Team MP PTS
1 MFM 16 30
2 Plateau 16 29
3 El-Kanemi 16 27
4 Kano Pillars 15 24
5 Niger 16 24
6 Lobi Stars 16 23
7 Abia 16 22
8 Enyimba 16 22
9 ABS 15 22
10 Nasarawa 16 21

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