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121dDami Ugbane

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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186dDami Ugbane

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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213dReuters

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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214dColin Udoh

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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231dColin Udoh

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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284dDami 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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306dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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319dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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325dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

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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331dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

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.

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333dDami 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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347dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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361dDami 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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368dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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375dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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391dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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.

Ladder

Group AGPWDLGDP
MFM FC11713+622
Enyimba11443+416
Lobi Stars7421+514
Katsina United10424-214
Sunshine Stars10343013
Rivers United FC10343-213
Enugu Rangers5401+312
Wikki Tourists10406-112
Kwara United10334-312
Remo Stars10325-111
Bendel Insurance FC10163-39
Niger Tornadoes10145-67
Group BGPWDLGDP
Ifeanyi Ubah FC11632+521
Akwa United11542+719
El Kanemi Warriors11614+219
Kano Pillars11524+517
Kada City FC11515-416
Abia Warriors11434015
Go Round11434-315
Heartland11425014
Nasarawa United11416-513
Plateau United11263-212
Gombe United11254011
Yobe Stars11317-510