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2019 Schedule
11-3-6, 5th in Nigerian Professional League
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131dColin Udoh

Nigeria footballers released after 3-day ordeal

Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets' Benjamin Iluyomade were released after "combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club and families of the players".

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133dColin Udoh

Footballer abducted by gunmen in Nigeria

Enyimba midfielder Dayo Ojo was on Sunday abducted by unknown gunmen on his way home to Akure, in what turned to a dark day for Nigerian football.

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136dEd Dove

Nigerian players describe 'scary' bus attack

Enyimba defender Stephen Egbe has described how the club's bus was attacked by armed robbers as they travelled home from a Nigerian league game.

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2yAndrew Oryada

Rayon Sports sound Enyimba battle cry

Rayon Sports are determined to win in Nigeria and eliminate Enyimba from the CAF Confederation Cup, according to coach Roberto Oliveira Goncalves.

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2yNick Said

Enyimba won't underestimate Rayon Sports

Nigeria's Enyimba will take on Rayon Sports of Rwanda in a CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal on Sunday without defensive stalwart Mohammed Farouk.

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2yDami 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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2yNick Said, KweséESPN

AS Vita Club cruise as Enyimba get thumped

AS Vita Club stormed to the top of their CAF Confederation Cup Group A with a 3-1 victory over Ivorian side ASEC Mimosas on Wednesday night.

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2yDami 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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2yColin 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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2yColin 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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2yDami 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.