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Lobi Stars win Nigeria Super Cup

Samad Kadiri was the match-winner for Lobi Stars, who emerged 1-0 winners against Enugu Rangers in the 2018 Nigeria Super Cup on Tuesday.

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Ubah, Tornadoes fall in Aiteo Cup

The Aiteo Cup round of 32 fixtures on Sunday produced further upsets, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Niger Tornadoes the latest big guns to exit.

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Nigeria back down to FIFA, avoid ban

Nigeria acknowledged a FIFA-approved appointee as the sole head of its national federation on Monday to avoid being banned by the governing body.

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Nigeria move to avoid FIFA sanction

Nigeria's government contacted FIFA over the weekend in a last-ditch move to stave off a proposed suspension of the NFF.

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NFF offers olive branch to Chris Giwa

The NFF Congress have extended an olive branch to Chris Giwa -- on the condition that he terminate his legal proceedings.

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Akwa United close the gap on leaders

Michael Ibe's goal for 10-man Akwa United sealed a 1-0 away victory against Yobe Desert Stars on a weekend in which league leaders Lobi Stars lost.

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NPFL heavyweights face tricky away ties

Three of the NPFL's chasing pack all face tricky away games on matchday 22 as they attempt to close the gap to leaders Lobi Stars.

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Lobi Stars pull further clear at the top

Lobi Stars moved five points clear at the top of the NPFL table on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 home win against Sunshine Stars.

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Three NPFL Talking Points

Colin Udoh reflects on a NPFL weekend that was ... Junior Lokosa breaking a mini-drought and Fatau Dauda getting sent off for violent conduct.

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NPFL Observations: Ezenwa, Orji and violence

Colin Udoh reflects on a NPFL weekend that was ... one that was dominated by inexplicable violence, and the brilliant return of Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

368dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Saka extends Lobi Stars' lead

Ayo Saka struck a late winner to extend Lobi Stars' lead to six points, while the ninth Oriental Derby of the season failed to ignite.

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Lobi Stars extend NPFL lead, Pillars held

Lobi Stars raced five points clear at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table on matchday 16 with victory over El-Kanemi Warriors.

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NPFL wrap: Top four remain unchanged

The title-favourites in the Nigeria Professional Football League failed to show the stuff of champions on match-day 14.

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NPFL: Home teams dominant on matchday 13

It was a perfect weekend for all five home teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League, as all the quintet enjoyed a clean sweep of victories.

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NPFL: Minnows Yobe Stars stun Kano Pillars

Yobe Desert Stars ended Kano Pillars' eight-game unbeaten run and Enyimba saw an impressive seven-game sequence put to a halt in the Oriental Derby.

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NPFL Matchday 10: Expect change at the top

Kano Pillars and Enyimba will both fancy their chances of toppling Akwa United at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League this weekend.


Enugu Rangers14941+1031
MFM FC16736+324
Lobi Stars16583+123
Wikki Tourists16718-222
Katsina United16637-221
Sunshine Stars16556+120
Rivers United FC15555-220
Kwara United16547-519
Bendel Insurance FC15393018
Niger Tornadoes16286-514
Remo Stars16358-614
Delta Force FC16727-623
Akwa United16844+728
El Kanemi Warriors16916+228
Ifeanyi Ubah FC16835+227
Nasarawa United16817+225
Kano Pillars16736+524
Go Round16736-324
Delta Force FC16727-623
Plateau United16475019
Gombe United16466-118
Abia Warriors16538-318
Yobe Stars164210-614