2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
9-11-4, 3rd in Nigerian Professional League
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128dDami 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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168dColin 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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175dColin 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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177dDami 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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225dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

NPFL Matchday 11: Hot talking points

Junior Lokosa continued his NPFL hot streak, while Sunday Rotimi was one of several players whose discipline let them down this weekend.

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226dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Lokosa stars as Pillars take top spot

Junior Lokosa netted his 10th league goal of the season to fire Kano Pillars to the top of the table on Sunday, a controversial day of action.

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240dDami 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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247dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Kano Pillars fail to overtake NPFL pacesetters

Kano Pillars failed to secure a first away win of the season in Akure to topple the leaders, and remain in third at the conclusion of matchday eight.

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254dDami 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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443dDami 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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450dDami 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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506dDami 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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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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Yaro Yaro named acting Kano Pillars coach

Former Nigeria international Ahmed Garba 'Yaro Yaro' has been appointed as the acting head coach of Kano Pillars, the club announced on Friday.