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    NPFL wrap-up: Only eight goals scored in weekend of slim wins, stalemates

NPFL wrap-up: Only eight goals scored in weekend of slim wins, stalemates

Eight goals were scored in as many games in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday. TheCable takes a look at how the teams fared across various centres on matchday 18. Akwa United 2-1 Sunshine Stars Akwa United returned to winning ways courtesy of a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sunshine Stars. Ifeanyi Ifeanyi drew the first blood before Franklin Sasere equalised for the Owena Whales. [...]

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    Victory for Rivers United, MFM in rescheduled NPFL games

Victory for Rivers United, MFM in rescheduled NPFL games

In the two rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches played on Thursday, MFM FC and Rivers United defeated Nasarawa United and Akwa United respectively. Nasarawa United fell to a 2-1 loss away to MFM FC at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos. Zinte Udeh gave the Olukoya Boys the lead just before the six-minute mark when he dispatched his penalty kick beyond [...]

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CAF CC: Al Hilal secure healthy first leg lead against Akwa United

Al Hilal took a handsome advantage into their CAF Confederation Cup round of 16 second leg against Akwa United in the next 10 days thanks to goals from Ali Sadig Mousa and Ahmed Morsal.   In a tie that pitted two sides with some bright young talents, Al Hilal dominated possession and were well worth their win in Omdurman.   The hosts took the lead on [...]

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    Tough duels await Nigerian teams in CAF Confederation Cup

Tough duels await Nigerian teams in CAF Confederation Cup

Nigerian representatives were matched against tough teams in the round of the 16 stage of the CAF Confederation Cup. Enyimba FC, Plateau United, Akwa United and MFM FC avoided each other in the draws which took place on Thursday. Two-time CAF Champions League champions, Enyimba FC will need to navigate past South African outfit Bidvest Wits. Plateau United were drawn against Algerian powerhouse USM Algiers [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors, El-Kanemi, Sunshine secure impressive wins

NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors, El-Kanemi, Sunshine secure impressive wins

A brace from Obi Samson handed Abia Warriors a 2-0 win over Wikki Tourists in week 13 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Both sides went into half-time deadlocked at 0-0 at the Umuahia Township Stadium before the former Inter FC player delivered a double in the home stretch. Substitute Sikiru Alimi stole the show for Sunshine Stars by scoring the [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United silenced at home by Rivers

NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United silenced at home by Rivers

Some shocking results were recorded in matches played in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday. Here's an overview of how events unfolded. Enyimba 2-1 Sunshine Stars  Former league champions Enyimba edged Sunshine Stars 2-1 at the UJ Esuene Stadium. Enyimba went in front through Stephen Chukwude but the visitors equalised through Ifeanyi Anaenmena's own goal. To make up for his own goal, Anaemena [...]

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Ilechukwu: We are lucky to have defeated ‘best team’ in the NPFL

Fidelis Ilechukwu, MFM FC coach admitted that his side were lucky to have defeated the "best team", Akwa United in the rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 8 game on Friday at the Agege stadium.   Sikiru Olatunbosun's 36th minute goal separated both sides, in a game hugely dominated by the Promise Keepers.   Inspire of the 1-0 defeat to the Olukoya Boys, Akwa [...]

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Akwa United eager to bounce back to winning ways

Adeshina Issa Gata has reflected on Akwa United's urge to return to winning ways, but says it will not come at the expense of respect for MFM FC.   Akwa United will head out to the Agege stadium in Lagos on Thursday afternoon looking to maintain their impressive start to their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign. It is also the team’s first [...]

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    CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

CAF Confederation Cup: Akwa United ‘hungry’ to beat Banjul FC

Emmanuel Ariwachukwu, Akwa United central defender, says himself and his teammates are "hungry" to prove their mettle in the CAF Confederation Cup tie against Banjul FC. The Promise Keepers entered the first qualifying round after winning the 2017 Aiteo Cup. The first leg match against Banjul will be played Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Akwa Ibom. “Banjul showed they have excellent individual [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Plateau, Akwa record big wins but Enyimba, El-Kanemi play out stalemate

NPFL wrap-up: Plateau, Akwa record big wins but Enyimba, El-Kanemi play out stalemate

Reigning champions Plateau United annihilated Sunshine Stars 5-0 in week seven of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Tosin Omoyele was the star of the game, thanks to his brace and two assists. Sunday Ingbede, Emeka Umeh, Mafeng Pam also found the back of the net. Akwa United maintained their grip at the top of the table with an emphatic 4-0 defeat [...]

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    Enyimba earn bragging rights in Abia derby as Akwa surge to top of NPFL

Enyimba earn bragging rights in Abia derby as Akwa surge to top of NPFL

A total of six games took place in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday. FC Ifeanyi Ubah were given a reality check by visiting Akwa United as they drew 1-1 in Nnewi. Cyril Olisema had given the Promise Keepers the lead before Ikeokwu Patrick equalised for the Anambra Warriors. The result takes Akwa to the top of the log with [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Akwa United upset Tornadoes as Plateau thump El-Kanemi

NPFL wrap-up: Akwa United upset Tornadoes as Plateau thump El-Kanemi

Akwa United silenced the city of Lokoja after a nailbiting 2-1 victory over Niger Tornadoes on Wednesday. Akwa United head coach Abdu Maikaba had promised to lead his team to victory and he made sure the goods were delivered in a thrilling contest at the Confluence Stadium. Denis Nya put the Promise Keepers in front with a well delivered spot kick in the [...]

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    After only three games, Lobi Stars defender fancies winning NPFL title

After only three games, Lobi Stars defender fancies winning NPFL title

Ibukun Harrison is confident that Lobi Stars' two wins and one draw have put them in a good position to challenge for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title. The former Akwa United central defender played in Sunday afternoon's hard-fought 1-0 win over Go Round FC. “Seven points in the League, now what remains is to win the title,” he declared in [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Lobi Stars atop after three games as Rangers register first victory

NPFL wrap-up: Lobi Stars atop after three games as Rangers register first victory

Matchday three of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was filled with suspense, breathtaking goals and entertainment. TheCable reviews all the games which took place at the weekend. Katsina United 2-0 Enyimba FC Enyimba lacked the strength to cope with the firepower of Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium where they lost 2-0. Martins Usule got the opener for the Chanji Boys before [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Enyimba winless after two games as Tornadoes, Plateau share top spot

NPFL wrap-up: Enyimba winless after two games as Tornadoes, Plateau share top spot

Plateau United produced a five-star performance to defeat Rivers United 2-0 in Jos. The Peace Boys made nonsense of the Pride of Rivers in the week 2 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Wednesday. It took only 29 minutes for the home side to take the lead through an excellent free kick from central defender Golbe Elisha. The game was [...]

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    CHAN: ‘We are going all out to beat Libya’

CHAN: ‘We are going all out to beat Libya’

CHAN Eagles midfielder Ifeanyi Ifeanyi says Nigeria will be aiming for a win when they take on Group C leaders Libya on Friday. The Akwa United enforcer, who was in action in the 0-0 draw with Rwanda on Monday, told TheCable that the result against the Amavubi will not repeat itself. "We have forgotten what happened against Rwanda on Monday," Ifeanyi said. "There [...]

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