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NPFL CLUB NEWS

  • El-Kanemi's 2-1 win over Wikki puts Bosso in confident mood

    Created Date: 19 January 2017Hist: 273
    By Joshua Tekidek El-Kanemi Warriors coach Ladan Bosso he is confident his team will give a good account of themselves this season. Bosso was speaking after the Maiduguri side defeated Wikki Tourists 2-1 on Thursday afternoon in a Matchday 2 of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Samuel Mathias gave the home side the lead in the eight minute, Chinedu Onyelonu levelled 15 minutes later, and Abraham Audu restored the Warriors' lead in the closing stage of the first...
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    Rivers Utd winger Ovoke sets sight on 20-goal mark

    Created Date: 19 January 2017Hist: 122
    Bernard Ovoke was the pin-up boy of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club Rivers United last season. Super quick, extravagantly skillful, blessed with an eye for goal and in possession of a low centre of gravity, the ‘magic seven’ left fear and pain in his wake at many an NPFL defence last term. He finished as the club’s top scorer last season and has taken two league games to get off the mark this term. His well-taken goal on Wednesday earned Rivers United a priceless point at the...
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    FC Ifeanyiubah haul four goals past hapless MFM

    Created Date: 18 January 2017Hist: 320
    By Promise Etim FC Ifeanyiubah put behind their embarrassing Matchday 1 outing in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), to dispatch visiting MFM FC of Lagos, 4-0 at the FC Ifeanyiubah Stadium on Wednesday. Goals from Yaya Kone, King Osanga and Jimoh Oni in the first half and another one from Ifeanyi Onuigbo in the second, capped an impressive Matchday 2 for the Anambra Warriors. The visitors made three changes to the side that defeated Niger Tornadoes 3-0 on the opening day, with...
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    Abia Warriors continue good run, hit Katsina Utd 2-0

    Created Date: 18 January 2017Hist: 286
    By Sanipe Damiete Abia Warriors put up another commanding performance to beat newcomers Katsina United 2-0 and maintained their 100 per cent winning run in the 2016/17 Nigerian Professional Football League season in front of their home fans at the Umuahia Township Stadium Wednesday.
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    Plateau Utd, Abia Warriors are early pacesetters as champions Rangers claim first point

    Created Date: 18 January 2017Hist: 637
    By Fisayo Dairo Plateau United of Jos continued their impressive start to the season after a convincing 3-1 win over former Champions, Enyimba at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos on Wednesday. In one of the nine Match Day two encounters decided in midweek, United left no one in doubt as to their intentions of beating the Elephants from Aba as defender Elisha Golbe curled home a freekick early on before Kabiru Umar doubled their lead ten minutes into the second half. Emeka Umeh added a third late...
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  • LMC fines Rangers for disorderly conduct of supporters

    Created Date: 18 January 2017Hist: 667
    •Lobi, Tornadoes sanctioned for breach of jersey codes Rangers International, Lobi Stars and Niger Tornadoes have been issued summary jurisdiction notices by the League Management Company (LMC) for various breaches they committed in the course of Matchday 1 of the Nigeria Football Professional League (NPFL) 2016/17 season concluded over the weekend. It was Rangers that got cited for more serious breaches which include Rules B13.52, B13.18 and C1.1 which attracted a cumulative fine of...
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    Pyagbara, Afeez keen to trip Rivers Utd

    Created Date: 18 January 2017Hist: 242
    When players of Rivers United line up against Akwa United on Wednesday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game, they will very likely do so against several former players of the football club. Aremu Afeez and Ofem Inah were both integral members of the Port Harcourt club that finished second in last season’s NPFL while striker, Christian Pyagbara was formerly in the books of Sharks FC, a side that was merged with Dolphins to form...
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    FC Ifeanyiubah look to make amends against MFM seeking perfect start

    Created Date: 17 January 2017Hist: 297
    Federation Cup champions, FC Ifeanyiubah will host Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club in one of Matchday Two encounters of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season billed to be decided this midweek in Nnewi. The contest between the Anambra Warriors and the Olukoya Boys will go down at the FC Ifeanyiubah International Stadium on Wednesday, January 18. MFM FC and FC Ifeanyiubah met twice last term in the Nigerian league in which coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and his...
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    Akwa Utd & Rivers Utd go toe to toe in Uyo expedition

    Created Date: 17 January 2017Hist: 342
    Matchday 2 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is laced with plenty of intriguing fixtures and the contest between Akwa United and Rivers United is certainly one of them. Uyo’s storied ‘Nest of Champions,’ the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium is the venue for the game which holds on Wednesday, January 18. The two sides met twice last season in the NPFL with the Pride of Rivers winning both fixtures in Port Harcourt and Uyo, respectively.
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    LMC Hands 8 points Suspended sanction on FC IfeanyiUbah

    Created Date: 16 January 2017Hist: 1245
    · Club Fined N9, 150, 000, Coach reprimanded and Club Official Suspended                                                                                            · Match Referee recommended to NFF  for poor game’s Management                                                                                          The League Management Company (LMC) has issued sanctions on FC IfeanyiUbah aimed at deterring further acts that would lead to matches being called off following the incident in Kano in which the club caused the match to be abandoned during the opening fixture against Kano Pillars on Saturday. The sanction emphasized more on deterrence than on financial...
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  • A rookie's magic moment! Faleye shoots 3SC to good start

    Created Date: 16 January 2017Hist: 389
    By Fred Edoreh It gives such a magical feeling when a player comes on as a substitute and finds the net almost immediately to provide assurance of victory for his team. That was the drama and joy Sunday Faleye brought Ibadan fans as Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) claimed a 2-0 victory over visiting Lobi Stars to open their NPFL season on Sunday.
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    Sunshine Stars coach happy with players despite loss to Enyimba

    Created Date: 16 January 2017Hist: 202
    By China Acheru Sunshine Stars were beaten 1-0 in Calabar by former champions, Enyimba International but Coach of the Akure Gunners, Kayode Olujohungbe had only praises for his players for executing their match plan to the letter. Olujohungbe said after the game that he was angry his side lost but was not angry with his players.
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    Ogbugh basks in the excitement of debut goal

    Created Date: 16 January 2017Hist: 143
    Emeka Ogbugh has spoken about his happiness at scoring his first ever goal in a competitive match since his switch from Heartland to Rivers United in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club. Ogbugh came off the bench to net Rivers United’s winner on the 87th minute at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium as El Kanemi Warriors were tamed 2-1 in the opening NPFL game of the season on Sunday.
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    Amapakabo chides his players for opening day flop

    Created Date: 16 January 2017Hist: 555
    By Fisayo Dairo Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo has decried the performance of some of his key players in the club's opening day loss to Abia Warriors. The current league champions started their title defense in the worst possible manner on Sunday afternoon when they lost the Oriental derby 2-1 in front of their fans at "The Cathedral" as the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium is now known.
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    Wikki, Nasarawa Utd open with a goalless outing

    Created Date: 15 January 2017Hist: 72
    By Mohammed Suleiman An inspired performance from goalkeeper Suraj Ayeleso helped Nasarawa United hold Wikki Tourists to a 0-0 draw on the opening matchday of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi on Sunday. Nasarawa United dominated the early exchange with the trio of Adamu Hassan, Abdulrahman Bashir and Philip Auta running rings around the defence line of Wikki Tourists.
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  • Opening NPFL shocker as Abia Warriors stun champions Rangers 2-1

    Created Date: 15 January 2017Hist: 158
    By Fisayo Dairo Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Enugu Rangers suffered defeat at home to Abia Warriors that came from behind to record a 2-1 victory on the opening match day of the 2016/17 league season. Rangers got off to the best possible start when debutant Fortune Omoniwari scored on ten minutes but the unruffled Warriors equalized through new signing Emeka Isaac midway through the first half before Godwin Zaki sealed the points with a well taken penalty 18 minutes...
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    Rivers United stave off El-Kanemi's late surge to win 2-1

    Created Date: 15 January 2017Hist: 368
    By Tola Badekale Rivers United saw out nervy closing minutes to secure all three points against El-Kanemi Warriors in the NPFL in Port Harcourt on Sunday. A game characterized by poor decision-making in critical moments somehow saw three goals when it looked for long spells like more will be written about the misses when reports on the match are filed in. As early as the fourth minute, Rivers United Ivorian import, Guy Kuemian had started the plethora of misses when he headed over from five...
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    ABS prove too hot for Akwa United

    Created Date: 15 January 2017Hist: 381
    By Clement Nwankpa ABS FC got off to a flying start beating Akwa United 3-1 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Kwara Stadium on Sunday. The visiting Promise Keepers failed to keep the promise and were stunned by the enterprising young ABS team. For ABS coach, Henry Makinwa, hard work paid off having studied Akwa United coach, Abdu Maikaba's pattern of play for the past two weeks.
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    MFM cruise to 3-0 victory over hapless Tornadoes

    Created Date: 15 January 2017Hist: 238
    By Tunde Oyedele MFM FC got off to a flying start on Matchday 1 of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League season beating Niger Tornadoes of Minna side three-nil at the Agege Stadium on Sunday. The Prayer Warriors shook off last season's worries to give coach Fidelis Ilechukwu a superb start to the campaign.
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    Matchday 1 round-up: Rangers stunned at home, big wins for ABS, MFM and 3SC

    Created Date: 15 January 2017Hist: 999
    By Promise Etim Twenty two goals, six home wins, a draw and two away victories characterized the opening matchday of the 2016/17 NPFL. Champions Rangers were stunned at home, while newcomers, ABS FC defeated Akwa United in fashionable style. Shooting Stars and MFM also recorded big wins.
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  • Abia Warriors striker Adetunji ahead Rangers game

    Created Date: 15 January 2017Hist: 326
    By Fisayo Dairo Abia Warriors could not have dreamt for a more difficult way of starting their fourth consecutive Nigeria Professional Football League season when the draws pit them for an opening day visit to defending champions, Rangers in Enugu. Warriors will be managed at the start of the new season which gets underway this weekend by a former CAF Champions League winner and experienced soccer coach Okey Emordi. Emordi who will be assisted by respected coach Abdullahi Biffo have brought in some...
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    The pressure is on Rivers United

    Created Date: 15 January 2017Hist: 322
    By China Acheru Rivers United start the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign on Sunday in Port Harcourt against El-Kanemi Warriors but their eyes would be on the title from Matchday 1. No team should be under pressure from the first matchday but it would not be the first time it will happen in Port Harcourt.
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    Enyimba can win title, says Mfon Udoh

    Created Date: 13 January 2017Hist: 525
    Ahead of kickoff of the 2016/17 Nigerian Professional Football League season, Enyimba International captain and record goalscorer, Mfon Udoh says reclaiming the title is the team's main mandate. The Peoples Elephant won the title for a seventh time in 2015, but settled for a disappointing 10th place finish in the 2016 campaign.
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    Rangers midfield enforcer Madu expects tough tie against Abia Warriors

    Created Date: 12 January 2017Hist: 302
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo Rangers International starts their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title defence this Sunday with a clash against Oriental rivals, Abia Warriors at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu and defensive midfielder Christian Madu says he is expecting a tough match from their opening day opponents.
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    SWOT Analysis of Akwa United ahead of the 2016/17 season

    Created Date: 12 January 2017Hist: 595
    By Promise Etim Akwa United, established 1997, is a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The team, named Ibom Stars FC at inception won their first major trophy in November 2015, when they defeated Lobi Stars at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, to clinch the Federation Cup. Npfl.ng previews the team's readiness for the 2016/17 campaign. REVIEW OF 2015/16 SEASONThe sack of Maurice Cooreman was imminent as fans and stakeholders of the club argued...
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  • Onobi makes return to NPFL with Abia Warriors

    Created Date: 12 January 2017Hist: 513
    By Clement Nwankpa Abia Warriors have just confirmed the signing of box-to-box midfielder, Paul Onobi as a free agent as his time at KuPs of Finland in what could be termed a transfer coup. The question posed by many is: How did Warriors chairman, Emeka Inyama pull this one through?
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    ABS fortify squad for topflight with 15 new players

    Created Date: 11 January 2017Hist: 448
    By Yinka Owolewa Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Ilorin FC have announced that they would be competing for honours in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with 15 new players that were unveiled at a ceremony on Tuesday. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony held in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, the club's director of football, Alloy Chuwkuemeka said the players were carefully recruited with the target of winning a continental ticket this season.
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    Baba Ganaru to Wikki fans, we have many Obajes

    Created Date: 11 January 2017Hist: 370
    By Joshua Tekidek Godwin Obaje took the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) by storm last season and ended as the top scorer with 19 goals for Wikki Tourists that finished in third place under coach Abdu Maikaba. It opened the door for offers and not surprisingly, he grabbed one and left for pastures abroad. Maikaba also moved away and a new sheriff, Mohammed Baba Ganaru is in Wikki as the coach and his reaction to the departure of Obaje has been that a new...
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    We will do well this season, Rivers Utd's Ovoke assures

    Created Date: 11 January 2017Hist: 182
    By Fisayo Dairo NPFL Super4 kings, Rivers United are still less than a year old, having metamorphosed from Dolphins and Sharks, but they are already being tipped by many league followers as one of the teams to look out for in the next football season. The team which play their home games at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in the busy axis of Elekhaia in Port Harcourt will, this Sunday, host El-Kanemi Warriors which has been some sort of fortress in their opening game of the...
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    NPFL referees & players charged to stay abreast of laws

    Created Date: 11 January 2017Hist: 298
    By Mfon Patrick Former FIFA badge referee, Linus Mba wants football players and referees in the country to be acquainted with the latest changes in the rules of the game as approved by world's football governing body in the upcoming 2016/17 NPFL season. Mba made the call while interacting with Akwa United media unit at the end of a one-day seminar organised for players of the club by the management of the team in Uyo.
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  • Ndukwe confident Remo Stars will make mark in NPFL

    Created Date: 10 January 2017Hist: 312
    Chizoba Ndukwe believes that newly-promoted Remo Stars will give an arm and a leg to keep their place in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as they make their maiden appearance in the top division. The Remo Stars goalkeeper promised to give his best in order to help his club make their mark in the NPFL.
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    MFM primed to fight for the title this season, boasts Ilechukwu

    Created Date: 10 January 2017Hist: 290
    Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club head coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu has stated that his wards are ready to meet the challenges of the upcoming 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. With less than four days to the start of the new season, MFM FC coach believes the Olukoya Boys have prepared well enough to kick-off their campaign on a high. "We have prepared well enough by all ramification as a team but we want to use these remaining days to round off our...
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    Kano Pillars supporters embark on enlightenment campaign for fans

    Created Date: 10 January 2017Hist: 344
    By Uchenna Iyoke Towards sustaining the friendly atmosphere that prevailed at the Sani Abacha Stadium last season, the supporters Club of Kano Pillars recently organized an enlightenment campaign for fans and other stakeholders of the club as they prepare to play hosts to the official kick-off fixture of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Sani Abacha Stadium, according to stats from the last season recorded the highest average turn-out of fans and while the season...
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    Dikko charges NPFL players to surpass Ezeji

    Created Date: 09 January 2017Hist: 326
    •Ezeji now Player Relationship Advisor By Fisayo Dairo Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC) Shehu Dikko has challenged league players to "do the right things" in their respective clubs ahead of the new football league season in Nigeria which gets underway this weekend. Dikko spoke at the weekend in Port Harcourt after a Testimonial game organized in honour of Nigeria Professional Football League legend Victor Ezeji who bowed out of the game in grand style after playing in 20...
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    Nikyu makes NPFL survival Katsina Utd's priority

    Created Date: 09 January 2017Hist: 240
    By Ayo Olu Ibidapo Head coach of Katsina United, Bala Nikyu has said the club do not fancy any ambition of emerging champions in their first season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). He however was quick to assure their fans that the newly-promoted side will play to ensure they are not relegated at the end of the season.
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  • Lasisi relishes return to Remo Stars

    Created Date: 07 January 2017Hist: 303
    By Wale Mustapha Returnee Remo Stars' midfielder, Saheed Lasisi has asserted that he is capable of making an impact for the Sagamu-based side in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. Lasisi returned to the Sky Blue Stars after leaving the club three seasons ago in a sojourn that saw him appearing for different clubs around the country.
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    Ezenwa says absence of coach at FC Ifeanyiubah no threat to ambitions

    Created Date: 06 January 2017Hist: 490
    By Ayo Ibidapo Finishing fourth in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and winning the Federation Cup was adjudged a successful run for FC Ifeanyiubah in the 2015/16 season. But the celebrations got muffled in a rash of appointments to the technical bench which eventually saw the Federation Cup winning manager, Brazil-born Rafael Everton calling it quits and his replacement, Japanese-American Kenichi Yatsuhashi take charge of only two games at the NPFL Super4...
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    Sunshine Stars' Yahuza focuses on Enyimba tie

    Created Date: 05 January 2017Hist: 289
    Ahead of the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season which begins on January 14, Sunshine Stars striker Yahuza Bala says his major focus is how to help the Akure-based team reach new heights.
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    Kayode primed to regain starting shirt at Akwa United

    Created Date: 05 January 2017Hist: 284
    By Promise Etim With the arrival of two new goalkeepers to Akwa United ahead of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode insists he is unfazed by competition for first team shirt in the goalkeeping department, but rather is committed to seeing the team win titles at end of the season.
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    ABS players, officials arrive Lokoja to intensify preparations

    Created Date: 04 January 2017Hist: 618
    Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) newcomers, Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC, moved into closed camping in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital for the final phase of their preparations for the new season. A total of 27 players and seven officials arrived neighbouring Lokoja on Tuesday to commence the exercise that will see the team play some friendly matches.
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  • I joined Enyimba to win trophies, declares Ohanachom

    Created Date: 03 January 2017Hist: 482
    By Uchenna Iyoke Enyimba International newly signed striker Chinedu Ohanachom has explained his move away from El-Kaneki Warriors to the Aba Elephants, saying it is anchored on his dream to win trophies. The lead marksman for the north east side penned a two year deal with the seven time Nigerian Champions after a convincing preseason performance under the watch of Coach Gbenga Ogunbote.
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    Niger Tornadoes new boys braced for NPFL adventure

    Created Date: 03 January 2017Hist: 347
    By Wale Mustapha Kogi United captain Abiodun Afolabi and central defender James Iko have completed their transfer to Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side, Niger Tornadoes ahead of the new season. Both players joined Tornadoes after the deal was sealed in December.
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    Club owners committed to 'Beyond The Three Points'

    Created Date: 03 January 2017Hist: 204
    The Club Owners Association of Nigeria has restated its support for the League Management Company (LMC) vision of ‘Beyond the Three Points’ aimed at improving the commercial values of the domestic league through increased private sector participation and a more lucrative sponsorship drive. The ‘BEYOND THE THREE POINTS’‎ vision was part of the resolutions at the third annual general meeting of the League Management company LMC held Last December in Enugu.
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    Rivers United’s Ihunda ruled out for up to six months

    Created Date: 31 December 2016Hist: 247
    Rivers United defender, Chigozie Ihunda has undergone successful surgery on his knee and is expected to be back in action for the ‘Pride of Rivers’ in the next three to six months. Ihunda injured his left knee during United’s 1-0 win over Warri Wolves at the Warri City Stadium, Warri on May 8 and has not played competitively ever since.
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    Ugbade sure Remo Stars can keep up with NPFL big hitters

    Created Date: 30 December 2016Hist: 451
    Remo Stars coach, Nduka Ugbade has revealed that his lads are getting prepared for the upcoming Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The Sky Blue Stars have been in camping despite the festive period and are working tirelessly to ensure full preparedness for the NPFL season.
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  • Maikaba broods over Akwa Utd's delicate opening fixtures

    Created Date: 30 December 2016Hist: 498
    By Promise Etim Akwa United coach, Abdu Maikaba believes opening fixtures of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League will be difficult, but key to his side's title ambition. The Promise Keepers resumed preparations for the new season on Thursday after a weeklong break, but Maikaba believes the club's decision to recall the players to camp before the New Year is geared towards efficient completion of his pre-season programme.
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    LMC introduces NPFL U-15 Youth League

    Created Date: 27 December 2016Hist: 1898
    •Declares financial surplus of N483m for 2016 •Endorses proposed Club Merchandising Scheme Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs will from the coming season raise youth teams for players aged 15 years and below to compete in the new NPFL Youth League. This is even as the League Management Company (LMC) declared a surplus/savings of N483 million in its operations for the 2015/16 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. This was contained in the financial report submitted by the...
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    Eguma wary of Malian opponents Real Bamako

    Created Date: 26 December 2016Hist: 283
    Rivers United technical manager Stanley Eguma has predicted two tough matches when his side square up against Mali’s AS Real Bamako in the 2017 Caf Champions League. United travel to Bamako to face the six-time Malian champions in the first leg in February, before navigating the return fixture a week later in Port Harcourt.
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    SUPER4 REVIEW: A SWOT analysis of the continental campaigners

    Created Date: 20 December 2016Hist: 641
    By Clement Nwankpa The Super4 has come and gone. It is the flagship preseason tournament that heralds the kick off of a new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. While it should be an avenue for coaches to forge proper blending between old and new players, it speaks volumes of how prepared a team are for the new campaign.
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    Rivers Utd wrap up Spanish trip with CD Roda draw

    Created Date: 20 December 2016Hist: 578
    Richi struck an opportunistic goal, deep into second half added time to rescue a share of the spoils for Spanish club, CD Roda in a cracking pre-season friendly match against Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Rivers United on Monday night. The rip-roaring contest wh
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