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    Otop, Effiong, Ikefe… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Otop, Effiong, Ikefe… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Another game week full of surprises. Rivers United, MFM FC were held to a draw, while Warri Wolves and Kwara United succumbed to defeats in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL). A great week for Abia Warriors and Adamawa United fans as their teams got important wins. Here are the top performers who made TheCable’s NPFL team of the week. Ibrahim Pius [...]

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    Ghali, Flying Eagles striker, joins AS Trencin

Ghali, Flying Eagles striker, joins AS Trencin

Ahmad Ghali, Flying Eagles attacker, has completed his transfer to AS Trencin of Slovakia. The 19-year-old joined the former club side of Super Eagles' Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon from Mahanaim FC in Abuja for an undisclosed fee. The deal is expected to be for a year. The Slovakian club announced the signing of the Nigeria U20 star on AS TV, their official [...]

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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: FC Ifeanyi Ubah pick playoff spot as Sunshine Stars, Wikki Tourists survive

NPFL wrap-up: FC Ifeanyi Ubah pick playoff spot as Sunshine Stars, Wikki Tourists survive

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) week 22 was dramatic and sizzling for fans across the various centres in the country on Sunday. Playoffs spots were sealed, with FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Enyimba joining Akwa United, Kano Pillars, Enugu Rangers and Lobi Stars. A late strike from Dayo Ojo against MFM FC preserved Sunshine Stars' status in the top flight. It ended [...]

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NPFL Wrap Up: Abia Warriors pick maximum points in Oriental derby, Akwa United edges closer to playoffs

Abia Warriors of Umuahia hope of a Odinga rleegation got a boost as they defeated Heartland FC 4-2 in an Oriental derby in the Nigeria Professional Football (NPFL) League matchday 19. The week 19 matches across various venues saw a Delta Force stunned El-Kanemi 2-0 in Maiduguri on Sunday. Wikki Tourists and Rivers United also pick vital away points. Lobi Stars 1-0 Rangers Defender [...]

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    NPFL Wrap Up: Kano Pillars win as Akwa United slay Gombe United

NPFL Wrap Up: Kano Pillars win as Akwa United slay Gombe United

Kano Pillars' Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) play off dream remains on course after they defeated El-Kanemi Warriors 2-1, while Gombe United were slayed 2-0 by Akwa United. Warriors quickly found themselves in a difficult situation, as Gambo Muhammed knocked in from close range in the 8th minute. David Ibuka doubled the deficit on the hour from a similar distance. Bello Kofarmata [...]

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    Heartland FC players dominate TheCable’s team of the week

Heartland FC players dominate TheCable’s team of the week

A moment of magic from Samuel Nnochiri gave Heartland a crucial 1-0 win at Nasarawa United, as the away side claimed maximum points. Kano Pillars and Akwa United drew 1-1 at the Sani Abacha Stadium while Kwara United edged Enyimba 3-2 to move top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). FC Ifeanyi Ubah secured a vital point against Go Round FC at [...]

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    Junior Lokosa, NPFL goal king, joins Esperance

Junior Lokosa, NPFL goal king, joins Esperance

Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars striker, has joined Esperance of Tunis Football Club on a two and half-year deal. The announcement of Lokosa's acquisition was announced by Esperance on Monday. The 24-year-old was the highest goal scorer in the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. "Arrived Saturday night in Tunis to finalize his transfer to Esperance, the top Nigerian scorer of last season, [...]

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    Rangers win Aiteo Cup after dramatic comeback against Pillars

Rangers win Aiteo Cup after dramatic comeback against Pillars

Nana Bonsu was the hero as Enugu Rangers made a dramatic comeback to emerge champions of the 2018 Aiteo Cup. The Flying Antelopes had gone three goals down before finding their rhythm and equalising to stretch the game to penalties. The thrilling match ended 3-3 at the end of regulation time. Rabiu Ali beat goalkeeper Olufemi Thomas as early as the fifth minute [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Plateau Utd, Abia Warriors feature in four-goal thriller as Lobi suffer defeat

NPFL wrap-up: Plateau Utd, Abia Warriors feature in four-goal thriller as Lobi suffer defeat

A late Saidu Salisu spot-kick spared Plateau United blushes on matchday 23 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Here's how games panned out in the NPFL last weekend. Yobe Desert Stars 0-1 Akwa United Michael Ibeh scored a 76th-minute winner as Akwa United recorded a 1-0 victory over Yobe Desert Stars. Plateau United 2-2 Abia Warriors Both sides shared the spoils in a thrilling game [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United, Wikki Tourists secure big wins as MFM lose again

NPFL wrap-up: Kwara United, Wikki Tourists secure big wins as MFM lose again

There were several interesting results on matchday 22 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Kwara United kept their survival hopes alive when they beat MFM FC 3-1 in Ilorin. Goals from Segun Alebiosu, Stephen Alfred and Sunday Odudu secured three points for the Harmony Warriors. Sikiru Olatunbosun scored the consolation goal for the Olukoya Boys. At the zenith of the table, Lobi [...]

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    Again, Nwachukwu in contention for VAT wonder goal award

Again, Nwachukwu in contention for VAT wonder goal award

Tope Olusesi of Rangers, Nasarawa United's Ikechukwu Nwani, Kano Pillars' Nyima Nwagua, and Chidi Nwachukwu of Go Round FC are up for the VAT wonder goal award. It is the second time Nwachukwu will be nominated for the weekly award. He was recently nominated alongside Sikiru Olatunbosun, an MFM FC striker who won the award last week. This time around, Nwachukwu was recognised [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors shock MFM as Pillars thrash Nasarawa

NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors shock MFM as Pillars thrash Nasarawa

Games in week 21 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) gave fans a lot to cheer. The biggest winners were Abia Warriors who secured their first away victory of the season against MFM FC at the Agege Stadium on Sunday. TheCable has a low down on how action panned out in nine centres. MFM FC 0-1 Abia Warriors A second half Ndifreke Effiong [...]

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    Rangers striker Itoya crowned winner of VAT wonder goal award

Rangers striker Itoya crowned winner of VAT wonder goal award

Kelvin Itoya has won the VAT wonder goal award for matchday 19 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The striker's goal was voted the best of the week, beating efforts by Kano Pillars' Junior Lokosa and Malachy Ohawume of Rivers United. Itoya's goal in Rangers' 3-0 defeat of Wikki Tourists was described by the organisers as "another practice session masterpiece". The poll to [...]

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    Olatunbosun, Nwani, Ashadi… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Olatunbosun, Nwani, Ashadi… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

As is the case every other week, the performances of some players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) trump others. Here are the players who made TheCable’s team of the week. Uche Okafor The goalkeeper filled in for Joshua Enaholo in the 0-0 draw with Rivers United. He earned his team a crucial point by keeping a clean sheet. Ifeanyi Nweke The [...]

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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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