By Andrew Randa

Plateau United’s fairytale in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) would be complete if they get the job done over Rangers International of Enugu on the final matchday at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos.

Not many gave Kennedy Boboye and his wards a chance at the start of the season but after putting in the leg work, the Jos-based side are unarguably the standout team of the season.

Needing a win, irrespective of what happens in the game involving second-placed MFM FC at El-Kanemi Warriors, to lay their hands on a first ever NPFL title, they will do all they can to put smiles on the faces of Jos fans who have had to endure almost two decades of heartbreak.

No major title has come to Jos since the 1999 Federation Cup (now Aiteo Cup) when Donatus Iloka’s solitary goal crowned Plateau United winners of the cup.

Npfl.ng went around Jos to feel the pulse of the fans as the final game of the season looms on the horizon. The frenzy and ‘noise’ decibels have stepped a notch as a lot of fans are already in a celebratory mood.

Their stories.

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By Tunde Oyedele

With a CAF Champions League ticket already in the bag, MFM FC coach Fidelis Ilechukwu says his team would push their luck further in a bid to wrest this season's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title from table-toppers Plateau United this weekend.

However MFM FC will have to do that in one of the league's most difficult venues in Maiduguri against El-Kanemi Warriors.

Read more: MFM have not given up the title - Ilechukwu  

By Alfred Okoligwe

Akwa United’s push for a second consecutive season on the continent suffered a setback in Ibadan where Shooting Stars made the most of their home ground to brighten their chances of staying in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) next season. It ended 1-0 in favour of the Oluyole Warriors, leaving the Promise Keepers one point adrift of fellow continental contenders, Enyimba International that secured a valuable point away to Rangers.

The Ibadan lords knew that only a win over the continental-chasing Akwa United will boost their quest to remain in Nigerian top flight.

Read more: Shooting Stars wedge Akwa United’s continental ambitions in narrow win  

By Kanayo Jubal

Anthony Okpotu’s 56th minute strike was all it took for Lobi Stars to break a determined Niger Tornadoes in their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 37 encounter at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, on Sunday evening.

Okpotu is now on same number of goals, 18, with Stephen Odey. The two men are now joint leading scorers in the league.

Read more: Okpotu sticks in 18th goal, helps Lobi to slim win over Tornadoes  

By Yemi Kosoko

For the second game in two straight matchdays, Plateau United blew their chance to be crowned champions before the conclusion of the season, going down 1-0 to relegation-threatened Wikki Tourists in Bauchi.

The Plateau side, on the verge of winning a historic title, lost the first opportunity to retain a firm grip on the trophy on Matchday 36 in front of their fans at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos, where they scored with a last gasp effort to draw 1-1 with Rivers United.

Read more: Wikki Tourists delay Plateau Utd's party, hope for survival  

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