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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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216dDami 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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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.

364dDami 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 Rangers13841+928
MFM FC15735+424
Lobi Stars15573+122
Katsina United15636-121
Sunshine Stars15546+119
Rivers United FC14545-219
Wikki Tourists15618-319
Kwara United15537-518
Bendel Insurance FC14383017
Niger Tornadoes15276-513
Remo Stars15348-613
Delta Force FC15627-720
Akwa United15843+1028
El Kanemi Warriors15915+628
Ifeanyi Ubah FC15834+427
Kano Pillars15726+523
Nasarawa United15717-222
Go Round15636-421
Delta Force FC15627-720
Abia Warriors15537-218
Gombe United15456-117
Plateau United15375-316
Yobe Stars153210-811