2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
9-7-8, 9th in Nigerian Professional League
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127dDami 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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204dDami 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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239dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Honours even in Nigerian Clasico

Enyimba denied Kano Pillars top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 1-1 draw.

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253dDami 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

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448dDami 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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449dDami 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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465dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Rivers United kiss CAF Confederation Cup goodbye

Rivers United, Nigeria's last representatives in CAF competition, were eliminated from the Confederation Cup after a 2-1 defeat by FUS Rabat.

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482dKweséESPN Staff

Tady Etekiama on the double for AS Vita

Tady Etekiama scored twice in the first half to set up AS Vita Club for their first victory of the African Champions League group phase, resurrecting

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505dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Plateau extend lead as MFM stumble

Nigeria league leaders Plateau United were the big winners on match-day 21, while champions Enugu Rangers suffered another heavy defeat.

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505dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Preview: Midweek games return in NPFL

Midweek games return on Wednesday in the NPFL, and based on fixtures and form, fans shouldn't expect radical changes at the top of the standings.

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509dNick Said, KweséESPN

Rivers United sneak past FUS Rabat

Emeka Atuloma scored a winner 18 minutes from time as Rivers United defeated FUS Rabat in their CAF Confederation Cup clash on Wednesday.

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519dKweséESPN reporter

CCC: Easy win for champions TP Mazembe

Holders TP Mazembe Englebert of DR Congo got off to a winning start on the opening weekend of the expanded group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup.

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532dColin Udoh

Eguavoen wins Sunshine debut, Rangers slip

Sunshine Stars received a huge boost in a debut win under new manager Austin Eguavoen while Rangers's defeat drops the champions to 19th in the table.

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538dKweséESPN staff

CAF draw results

African Champs Sundowns will get a chance to make a point about last year's good fortune in the Champions League following the group stage draw.

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540dColin Udoh

Champions Rangers end their winless run

Rangers have suffered quite enough this season. But if their 3-1 win over Kano Pillars is anything to go by, it appears their woes are almost over.

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Rivers United qualify for CAF group stages

Nigerian side Rivers United have taken the final spot on the CAF Confederations Cup group stages after a 2-0 aggregate win against Rayon Sports.

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574dColin 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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582dColin 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.