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    NPFL: Plateau, MFM drop points but remain clear of chasing pack

NPFL: Plateau, MFM drop points but remain clear of chasing pack

The two teams atop the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table dropped points on Sunday but they still remain a few points clear of the chasing pack.Plateau United drew 1-1 against Kano Pillars at the Sani Abacha Stadium while in Lagos, MFM were held to a goalless draw by Enyimba.United remain top with 59 points while the Olukoya boys are still second on [...]

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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: 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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    Nigerian brands will be compelled to support our football league, says Lai

Nigerian brands will be compelled to support our football league, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has said the federal government will compel indigenous brands to sponsor the country's football league.He said this would be done by amending the code of the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).The minister said the government could no longer tolerate the situation where people continue to develop the economy of other parts of the world [...]

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    ‘Beautiful football in Nigerian league attracting fans’

‘Beautiful football in Nigerian league attracting fans’

Sam Pavou, the Kano state coordinator of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), has implored the League Management Company to sustain the quality of the football in the league.Pavou said this after the game between Kano Pillars and Rangers International, during when he handed over N150,000 to Rabin Ali whose goal was adjudged the best on Match Day 26.He confessed to [...]

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    VAT Wonder Goal: I hope to see winners in Super Eagles, says FIRS chairman

VAT Wonder Goal: I hope to see winners in Super Eagles, says FIRS chairman

Kolawole Olalekan, assistant director of Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) in Ogun state, said he looks forward to seeing recipients of the VAT Wonder Goal playing for the Super Eagles.Olalekan represented Babatunde Fowler, chairman of FIRS, at the presentation of the third week VAT Wonder goal award to Remo Stars player, Salifu Ochowechi, on Wednesday in Shagamu."It is our expectation [...]

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    NPFL: Ivorian Seka Pascal wins goal of the week award

NPFL: Ivorian Seka Pascal wins goal of the week award

FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Ivorian import, Pascal Seka, secured 338 votes to win the best goal award for Match Day 23 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Seka picked up 73 Twitter votes while Lobi Stars’ Anthony Okpotu was close behind with 71 of the 198 votes cast by fans, leaving El- Kanemi Warriors’ Aghahowa Otakho with 54.On the league's website, [...]

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    Rivers United defeat KCCA of Uganda in CAF Confederation Cup

Rivers United defeat KCCA of Uganda in CAF Confederation Cup

Rivers United defeated 10-man KCCA of Uganda in a CAF Confederation Cup match at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday.Early goals from Bernard Ovoke and Fredrick Obomate put Rivers United on the front foot.Geoffrey Serunkuma reduced the hosts' goal tally on the stroke of half-time.KCCA's Habib Kavuma was sent off for a second yellow card in the 89th minute - making [...]

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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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    Remo Stars’ player, Ochowechi, wins goal of the week award

Remo Stars’ player, Ochowechi, wins goal of the week award

Salefu Ochowechi’s 19th-minute free kick against Gombe United is the most popular goal of the week, according to fans of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).The Remo Stars player was voted winner of the Match Day 22 VAT Wonder Goal award.Ochowechi was shortlisted alongside Mohammed Mohammed of ABS and Festua Umanah of Wikki Tourists.The trio scored fantastic goals but Ochowechi’s [...]

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    Eguavoen resigns as coach of Sunshine Stars — after 46 days in charge

Eguavoen resigns as coach of Sunshine Stars — after 46 days in charge

Augustine Eguavoen has resigned as head coach of Sunshine Stars of Akure.A statement by the club on Friday confirmed the exit of the former Super Eagles gaffer.“Our management has received and accepted the disengagement notice of coach Austin Eguavoen. The Club appreciates the coach for his time with us,” read a tweet on Sunshine Stars' Twitter handle.https://twitter.com/SunshineFCAkure/status/873148874055200770“The Club wish Austin Eguavoen [...]

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    After recent struggles, MFM keen to bounce back against Ifeanyi Ubah

After recent struggles, MFM keen to bounce back against Ifeanyi Ubah

The management of MFM FC has expressed disappointment over the team's inability to win any of its last three matches.In spite of the recent dip in form, Olawale Quadry, MFM media officer, says the team must defeat FC Ifeanyi Ubah in its next match and ultimately qualify for a continental tourney at the end of the season."We have yet to win [...]

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    NPFL: Home teams reign supreme as Plateau United maintain top spot

NPFL: Home teams reign supreme as Plateau United maintain top spot

Match Day 21 in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was completely dominated by the home teams as they all recorded victories.Plateau United continued their dominance at the top with a 1-0 victory against Remo Stars through Hamza Owolabi's 43rd minute goal.Plateau now have 39 points from 21 games.Shooting Stars suffered their second straight defeat with a 3-0 loss to [...]

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    Ikhana quits as Kano Pillars coach, cites health issues

Ikhana quits as Kano Pillars coach, cites health issues

Former African coach of the year, Kadiri Ikhana, has announced his departure from Kano Pillars Football Club due to "health issues".Ikhana's last assignment with Kano Pillars was a 0-1 home loss to Akwa United.The coach was attacked after the match and he's currently receiving medical treatment in Abeokuta, Ogun state.Announcing his resignation on Sunday, Ikhana said he is no longer strong [...]

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    Enyimba clinch 7th NPFL title

Enyimba clinch 7th NPFL title

Enyimba have won their seventh Nigeria Professional Football League title after a 0-0 draw against Warri Wolves at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba.The People’s Elephant needed just a point in their final home game against closest rivals Wolves and they did just enough to earn it.Enyimba clinched the championship with a game to spare as they have 69 points, [...]

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    LMC make minor adjustment in league fixtures

LMC make minor adjustment in league fixtures

The League Management Company (LMC) have released the modified fixture schedules for the remaining games of the 2014/15 Glo Premier League season on Thursday.According to the new schedule sent to the clubs and signed by the LMC chief operating officer, Salihu Abubakar, Match Day 35 fixtures will no longer hold on Sunday, October 25 but will now be played on [...]

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