Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Brazilian, Rafael Everton, named new coach of Akwa United

Brazilian, Rafael Everton, named new coach of Akwa United

Rafael Everton, a Brazilian, has been unveiled as the new coach of Akwa United.The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side signed a one-year contract with Everton on Monday.The former FC Ifeanyi Ubah gaffer replaced Abdu Maikaba, who is now the manager of Plateau United.Everton, who led FC Ifeanyi Ubah to the 2016 Federation Cup trophy, also had a short stint with [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Pillars whip Ifeanyi Ubah but Lobi Stars remain atop

NPFL wrap-up: Pillars whip Ifeanyi Ubah but Lobi Stars remain atop

Despite playing with 10 men for 40 minutes, Lobi Stars earned a 1-1 draw against Abia Warriors to stay top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after matchday 15.While Ndifreke Effiong put Abia Warriors ahead in the first minute of action, Umar Zango rocketed home a long range free kick in the second half to help Lobi Stars share [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Plateau, Tornadoes off to good start but MFM, Go Round slump to defeat

NPFL wrap-up: Plateau, Tornadoes off to good start but MFM, Go Round slump to defeat

The 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) got underway this weekend with 18 goals scored across 10 centres.The big winners were Plateau United and Niger Tornadoes who were victorious away from home against Nasarawa United and Kwara  United respectively.Kano Pillars were forced to a 2-2 draw by Katsina United on Saturday. Junior Lokosa and Alassan Ibrahim were song for Masu Gida [...]

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    NPFL preview: Fixtures and what to expect from opening-day games

NPFL preview: Fixtures and what to expect from opening-day games

As the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) returns on Saturday, TheCable takes a look at the week one fixtures and what each club is bringing to the party.Abia Warriors vs MFM FCAbia Warriors have become a different team under Rafael Everton having churned out impressive results in pre-season games.MFM failed to pick a point on their last two visits to Umuahia [...]

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    Brazilian coach Raphael Everton takes over at Abia Warriors

Brazilian coach Raphael Everton takes over at Abia Warriors

Abia Warriors football club have unveiled Brazilian coach Raphael Everton as their new manager.The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side on Tuesday confirmed Everton’s unveiling on Twitter.“Abia warriors new coach Rafael Everton formal Unveiling at the Umuahia township Stadium," the tweet read.https://twitter.com/abiawarriors/status/922807733820239873The Brazilian, who once managed FC Ifeanyi Ubah, takes over from former gaffer Abdullahi Biffo ahead of the new [...]

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    NPFL: Plateau lose to ABS as MFM close gap on league leaders

NPFL: Plateau lose to ABS as MFM close gap on league leaders

ABS defeated Plateau United 2-0 to put a dent in their bid to win this season's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title.Samuel Adedeji scored from the spot five minutes into the game before Segun Akinbo scored ABS' second goal in the 65th minute.Plateau are still ahead of second-placed MFM FC by three points in spite of the loss.At the Agege Stadium [...]

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    MFM remain hot on Plateau’s heels as both sides record wins

MFM remain hot on Plateau’s heels as both sides record wins

Plateau United maintained their lead of the Nigeria Professional Football League with a 2-0 win against 3SC at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, on Sunday.Goals from Emmanuel Odafe and Ibe Johnson took Plateau's tally atop the league to 58 points.Meanwhile, MFM FC, who have stayed within touching distance of United all season, beat Remo Stars 1-0 at Ijebu Ode.Austin Ogunye's [...]

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    NPFL: Rangers back in relegation zone after loosing on the road

NPFL: Rangers back in relegation zone after loosing on the road

Plateau United drew 0-0 with Lobi Stars on Sunday to maintain top spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table.United now have 55 points.In Agege, the match between MFM FC and Katsina United was postponed till Monday due to heavy rainfall resulting in a waterlogged pitch.Aminu Abdulkadir opened the scoring in Uyo before the hosts Akwa United came from [...]

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    NPFL: Plateau bounce back as Sunshine stun Rivers in P’Harcourt

NPFL: Plateau bounce back as Sunshine stun Rivers in P’Harcourt

Plateau United defeated FC Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 on Wednesday to remain atop the Nigeria Professional Football League.Emma James scored Plateau's goal from the spot in the 13th minute after Stephen Eze brought down Hamzat Owolabi in the 18-yard box.Plateau now have 54 points on the log.In Enugu, champions Rangers were leading MFM FC 1-0 before the game was postponed due to [...]

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    NPFL: MFM defeat Wikki to close gap on Plateau United

NPFL: MFM defeat Wikki to close gap on Plateau United

Plateau United suffered a setback in their title quest with a 0-1 away defeat to Niger Tornadoes in Minna on Sunday.At the Soccer Temple in Agege, Lagos, Stephen Odey's 40th-minute goal for MFM FC was enough to earn his side the win over visitors Wikki Tourist.Odey's 17th goal of the season helped MFM maintain the second position with 49 points, two [...]

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    Abia Warriors’ Shedrack Asiegbu wins VAT Wonder Goal award

Abia Warriors’ Shedrack Asiegbu wins VAT Wonder Goal award

Shedrack Asiegbu of Abia Warriors has won the sixth edition of the VAT Wonder Goal award.In what is the tightest race so far, Asiegbu fought off stiff challenge from the league’s top scorer, Stephen Odey of MFM, and Musa Newman of Akwa United to emerge winner of the Match Day 25 edition.A total of 731 fans voted on the website of [...]

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    NPFL: Sunshine defeat Gombe as Plateau United, MFM drop points

NPFL: Sunshine defeat Gombe as Plateau United, MFM drop points

Two weeks after losing coach Austin Eguavoen, Sunshine Stars on Sunday returned to winning ways by beating Gombe 2-1 in Ijebu-Ode.Abia Warriors, meanwhile, recorded their first ever win over Plateau United in the Nigeria Professional Football League.A brace from Shedrack Asiegbu destabilised the league leaders until Hamza Owolabi eked out a consolation goal for Plateau in the 80th minute.Despite the loss, [...]

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    MFM demolish El-Kanemi 3-0 to go top of the league

MFM demolish El-Kanemi 3-0 to go top of the league

Lagos-based MFM FC turned in a top-drawer performance in the 3-0 demolishing of El-Kanemi Warriors on Sunday.Austin Ogunneye scored the first goal for MFM in the 17th minute while Sikiru Olatunbosun added a second in the 26th minute.With Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, in the stand, top scorer, Stephen Odey, earned his 14th goal of the season from the penalty [...]

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    NPFL: Enyimba beat Rangers as MFM suffer heavy defeat

NPFL: Enyimba beat Rangers as MFM suffer heavy defeat

Captain, Mfon Udoh, was the hero for Enyimba FC of Aba as his assist and goal secured a dramatic 2-1 comeback victory over defending champions, Rangers.Daniel Etor scored for Rangers — who are currently bottom of the league table — as early as the seventh minute. The first half ended 1-0 in favour of the visitors.The People’s Elephant returned for the second [...]

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    NPFL: Rangers remain bottom as MFM return to the top

NPFL: Rangers remain bottom as MFM return to the top

Remo Stars on Wednesday compounded the woes of Rangers, the defending champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League champions, by forcing them to a 1-1 draw.Rangers took the lead in the first half of the game but failed to stop Remo Stars from equalising in the second half.The Enugu-based team remain bottom of the league with 13 points from 13 matches.MFM [...]

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    NPFL: Bala hat-trick propels Plateau back to top spot

NPFL: Bala hat-trick propels Plateau back to top spot

Plateau United on Sunday returned to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after defeating ABS of Ilorin 4-1.Goals from Joshua Obaje in the 25th minute and a hat-trick from Reuben Bala in the 42nd, 70th and 90th minute secured the victory for United.Despite topping the table before the weekend round of matches, MFM FC lost 0-1 to [...]

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