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    Nigerian league to kick off Sept 20, returns to 38-match format

Nigerian league to kick off Sept 20, returns to 38-match format

The 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season is expected to commence on Sunday, September 20, 2019. According to Salihu Abubakar, chief operating officer of the League Management Company the upcoming season will end on May 17, 2020. The league is expected to take a break from December 30 to January 10. LMC has also drawn out the calendar for the season that [...]

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Enyimba defeat Akwa United, clinch record 8th NPFL league title

Enyimba Football Club clinched their eighth Nigeria Professional Football League title after defeating Akwa United 3-0 in the "Super Six' play offs fixture at the Agege stadium on Wednesday. The Elephants of Aba finished top of the championship play-offs with 12 points after five matches. Reuben Bala scored the opener in the 43rd minute of play before Stanley Dimgba doubled Enyimba's lead [...]

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    NPFL Wrap Up: Akwa United overcome FC Ifeanyi Ubah as Kada City wins in Jos

NPFL Wrap Up: Akwa United overcome FC Ifeanyi Ubah as Kada City wins in Jos

Week ten of the Nigeria Professional Football League brought about a whole lot of excitement with two away wins recorded. Enugu Rangers 2-1 Wikki Tourists At the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu Rangers recorded a 2-1 victory over Wikki Tourists. Michael Uchebo and Godwin Agbara gave the Flying Antelopes a two-goal advantage, but Abba Umar caused a nervous finish with an 86th-minute effort. MFM FC [...]

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    NPFL Wrap Up: Remo Stars pick first win of the season

NPFL Wrap Up: Remo Stars pick first win of the season

Matchday nine games in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) took place on Wednesday and Thursday which saw Remo Stars record their first win of the season. Group A Niger Tornadoes 0-0 Enyimba Niger Tornadoes played out a 0-0 draw with Enyimba at the Bako Kontagora Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Sunshine Stars 1-1 Bendel Insurance Bendel Insurance earned a valuable point away from home when [...]

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    NPFL wrap up: MFM FC shock Tornadoes with massive comeback

NPFL wrap up: MFM FC shock Tornadoes with massive comeback

It was a good matchday eight for Enyimba, MFM FC, El-Kanemi Warriors, Plateau United and Kwara United who won their matches. Group A MFM FC 3-2 Niger Tornadoes Kenedinum Chuks' late strike capped a dramatic 3-2 win for MFM FC against Niger Tornadoes on Sunday. Fidelis Ilechukwu's side trailed to Abishiya Peter's early opener and Osondu Jonathan's effort at the Agege Stadium. But Olawale Abisoye [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United edge Enyimba as Heartland shock Nasarawa

NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United edge Enyimba as Heartland shock Nasarawa

A total of 18 goals were scored in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games played on Sunday. There were impressive wins for Kwara United, Heartland and Plateau United. Here's TheCable's wrap-up. Kwara United 3-2 Enyimba The most entertaining game took place at the Kwara Stadium Complex, where Kwara United hosted Enyimba. United edged past the People's Elephants 3-2. Wikki Tourists 2-1 Niger Tornadoes Wikki Tourists held off [...]

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    Aliyu, Chinedu, Bashir… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Aliyu, Chinedu, Bashir… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

After a seven-month break, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumed at the weekend. TheCable's team of the week is made up of the 11 standout players. Chinedu Anozie (FC Ifeanyi Ubah) Anozie frustrated Plateau United's attackers with his outstanding display for FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the 0-0 draw. Babatunde Solomon (El-Kanemi Warriors) The no-nonsense defender peppered Akwa United's strikers with his physical approach and [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: El-Kanemi grab away win as MFM, Heartland lose on the road

NPFL wrap-up: El-Kanemi grab away win as MFM, Heartland lose on the road

The 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League got underway with six games across various centres. Here's is TheCable's wrap-up of matchday 1 action. Enyimba 2-0 MFM FC Goals from Nelson Ogbonnaya and Abdulrahman helped Enyimba defeat MFM FC 2-0 in Aba. Kwara United 1-1 Sunshine Stars Seun Olulayo's second half own goal cancelled out Franklin Shashere's strike as Kwara United forced Sunshine Stars to a 1-1 [...]

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NPFL Week 1 Preview: Akwa United host Elkanemi Warriors, MFM visit Enyimba

After seven months of inactivity, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is back. Kept in buffer period due to internal wrangling in Nigerian football, Sunday's league opener can only a sigh of relief for club owners and the playing staff. Fans can expect the usual derby drama, heartbreaks and scintillating performances by some household names. From relegation galore to the title credentials, the [...]

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    Enyimba coach blames packed NPFL fixtures for loss to Raja Casablanca

Enyimba coach blames packed NPFL fixtures for loss to Raja Casablanca

Usman Abdullah, coach of Enyimba, has blamed his team’s 0-1 loss to visiting Raja Casablanca of Morocco on fatigue. Abdullah said this during a post-match press briefing held at Enyimba International Stadium in Aba. He said his team played five matches in 10 days, which affected their performance and quality of play. "NFF should have protected us because we are the only team [...]

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    Enyimba targets CAF Confederation Cup glory

Enyimba targets CAF Confederation Cup glory

Ibrahim Mustapha, Enyimba striker, says his team's "main challenge" is to win the CAF Confederation Cup this season. The People's Elephants have already qualified for the semi-final of the competition and will play Raja Casablanca in a two-legged affair. He told TheCable that "our main challenge is to reach the final and win it. "Enyimba are a big ­African club so it is normal that [...]

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    Enyimba rip apart Rayon Sports to qualify for CAF CC semi-final

Enyimba rip apart Rayon Sports to qualify for CAF CC semi-final

Enyimba have sealed a place in the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup courtesy of a 5-1 win over Rayon Sports. The People's Elephants will face either Raja Casablanca or Cara Brazzaville in the last four. With showers of goals raining in Aba, Enyimba fans had reasons to smile in the entertaining fixture. Stanley Dimgba, former Sunshine Stars winger, capitalised on an error [...]

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    Enyimba will fight for all titles this season, says striker Alalade

Enyimba will fight for all titles this season, says striker Alalade

Wasiu Alalade says Enyimba FC will challenge for all the top prizes this season. The People's Elephants, who have been in impressive form of late, played a goalless draw with Rayon Sports in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final. Speaking with TheCable, the forward shed light on why the team is doing well. "It is because of a well defined identity, foresight, strength, work and ambition," [...]

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    Enyimba to face Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in quarter-final of CAF CC

Enyimba to face Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in quarter-final of CAF CC

Enyimba have been drawn to face Rayon Sports in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final. The two-time African champions will play the first leg against the Rwandan club at Stade Regional Nuamirambo in Kigali on September 16. The second leg will take place a week later in Aba, Nigeria. The draw for the knockout stage of the competition and the CAF Champions League took place [...]

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    Enyimba beat Cara Brazzaville to seal quarter-final place in CAF CC

Enyimba beat Cara Brazzaville to seal quarter-final place in CAF CC

Enyimba beat Cara Brazzaville 1-0 to qualify for the quarter-final of the CAF Confederation Cup. The match played at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba was the Nigerian club's final group game of the competition. Enyimba came into the encounter having picked up three points away from home against Djoliba of Mali to put them in a favourable position to advance to [...]

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    CAF CC: Enyimba edge Djoliba Athletic in Bamako

CAF CC: Enyimba edge Djoliba Athletic in Bamako

Enyimba on Sunday pipped Djoliba Athletic 1-0 in a CAF Confederation Cup Group C match in Bamako, Mali. NAN reports that Farouk Mohammed scored from the penalty spot to seal three massive points for the Aba Elephants. It was the hosts who started the game on the front foot, dominating possession in the first 10 minutes as they went in search of [...]

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