2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
12-5-7, 2nd in Nigerian Professional League
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190dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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239dDami 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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267dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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315dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Top three on fire in NPFL

Title favourites Akwa United, Plateau United and Kano Pillars maintained their early season lead by scoring a combined 11 goals in a frantic match-day

Colin Udoh
427dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Aiteo Cup 2017: The Complete Review

Despite the new branding, the Nigeria Cup final concluded in familiar circumstances, as Akwa United defeated Niger Tornadoes in a penalty shootout.

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427dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Aiteo Cup Final lays foundation for greatness

The Aiteo Cup is done and dusted, and it provided further proof that Nigeria's domestic football is once again on the rise.

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448dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Champions crash out of Aiteo Cup

Plateau United's hopes of a League and Cup 'double' went up in smoke on Sunday following a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Niger Tornadoes.

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504dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Akwa lose ground on leaders Plateau

Plateau United and MFM maintained their fight for Nigerian Professional Football League honours on Sunday, but Akwa United lost further ground.

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510dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Akwa face Rivers in potential banana skin

Akwa United's title challenge faces a stern test on Wednesday when they travel to Port Harcourt for a rescheduled NPFL fixture against Rivers United.

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512dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

NPFL Wrap: Top four remain unchanged

Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the standings, while Akwa United kept the pressure on the league leaders.

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615dColin Udoh

Firings, fights highlight Nigeria action

Match Day 18 in the Nigeria Premier League saw supporters get rowdy in two venues plus the Enugu Rangers losing patience and sacking their coach.

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637dColin Udoh

Odey brace sees MFM defeat leaders Plateau

It won't be long before NPFL followers run out of adjectives to describe 19-year-old striker Stephen Odey following his brace against leaders Plateau.

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644dColin Udoh

El Kanemi win 20th straight at home

El Kanemi win 20th straight at home, Akwa United continue to rise up the table after disastrous start headline Nigerian Premier League Matchday 13.