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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 FC Abia 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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    Plateau United to play Cameroon’s Eding Sport in CAF Champions League

Plateau United to play Cameroon’s Eding Sport in CAF Champions League

The four Nigerian teams taking part in African continental club competitions in the 2018 season now know their opponents. Plateau United, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, will face Eding Sport club of Cameroon in the first leg of the CAF Champions League. Lagos-based side, MFM FC, will play any club that finishes in second place in the ongoing Malian league. In the [...]

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    Akwa United defeat Niger Tornadoes on penalties to win Aiteo Cup

Akwa United defeat Niger Tornadoes on penalties to win Aiteo Cup

Akwa United's goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo was the hero on Sunday as the Promise Keepers emerged champions of the 2017 Aiteo Cup following a penalty shootout win over Niger Tornadoes. The game was 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes at the Agege Stadium, in Lagos. Akwa United started the game on a high note with forward Musa Newman narrowly missing from close range. The [...]

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    NPFL: Plateau defeat MFM to extend lead at the summit

NPFL: Plateau defeat MFM to extend lead at the summit

Plateau United beat MFM FC 1-0 to extend their lead atop the Nigeria Professional Football League table on match day 34. Ibe Johnson's third minute opener made the difference in the game between the two title contenders on Sunday. Plateau are now on 62 points while MFM remain on 56 points after the loss. Defending champions Rangers edged Sunshine Stars 1-0 at the [...]

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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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Asiegbu, Newman, Odey vie for Wonder Goal 6

Akwa United striker Musa Newman, Shedrack Asiegbu of Abia Warriors and the NPFL leading scorer and MFM FC striker Stephen Odey have emerged as the men in the running for the VAT Wonder Goal 6. The three goals were among 18 scored on Matchday 25. Newman's goal was Akwa United's second in a 2-0 win over Katsina United while Asiegbu's strike was [...]

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    VAT Wonder Goal: Akwa United striker Ubong Friday wins award

VAT Wonder Goal: Akwa United striker Ubong Friday wins award

Ubong Friday’s long range strike for Akwa United against ABS on Matchday 21 has won the VAT Wonder Goal of the week. The Akwa United forward's goal shook off a stiff competition from that of Godwin Obaje of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, the popular choice on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Twitter poll. 47 percent of voters on Twitter preferred Obaje’s goal against [...]

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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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    After victory, Akwa United coach threatens to quit

After victory, Akwa United coach threatens to quit

In the wake of his team’s success at the just concluded 2015 Confederation Cup, Akwa United coach, Zakary Baraje, has threatened to dump the club should the management fail to buy new players ahead of next season’s Glo Premier League. Baraje made the statement during a press interview shortly after the presentation of trophy to the team at the Teslim Balogun [...]

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    Wolves close gap on leaders Enyimba

Wolves close gap on leaders Enyimba

Warri Wolves reclaimed the second position in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and are within three points of leaders Enyimba after a 3-0 win against Akwa United on Thursday.   A hat-trick from Joseph Osadiaye helped them secure the win in a match rescheduled after heavy rain rendered the pitch at the Warri City Stadium unplayable on Wednesday. Hat-tricks have been [...]

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    Federation Cup: Katsina, Abeokuta to host semi-finals

Federation Cup: Katsina, Abeokuta to host semi-finals

The semi-final matches of this year’s men’s Federation Cup competition will hold at the Karkanda Stadium, Katsina and the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. The Karkanda Stadium, which was commissioned a couple of months ago with a match involving the Super Eagles B and a Katsina Selected Side, will play host to the clash between five-time champions [...]

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    NPFL Challenge: Shooting to beat Rangers in clash of legends

NPFL Challenge: Shooting to beat Rangers in clash of legends

Welcome to another edition of the NPFL Challenge. Our guest today is Julius Ogunro a media and strategy consultant based in Abuja. Julius has both public and private sector experience of over one decade. He was the special assistant on media and strategy to the former minister of sports, Bolaji Abdullahi and before then, worked as a media aide to the former [...]

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