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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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    Pascal, Dimgba, Kester… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Pascal, Dimgba, Kester… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Here is TheCable's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) team of the week for matchday 15. Enugu Rangers took over the leadership spot in group A after a 2-1 away victory over Sunshine Stars on Sunday. Seka Pascal's double silenced the home fans at the Ondo sports complex. Nana Bonsu He is no surprise anymore, although it is simply impressive what he does. At [...]

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    Lobi Stars to battle Sundowns in CAF Champions League group stage

Lobi Stars to battle Sundowns in CAF Champions League group stage

Lobi Stars have been drawn alongside South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns in Group A of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Champions League. Lobi Stars also have Morocco's Wydad Casablanca and Asec Mimosas of Cote D'Ivoire to contend with in the group. https://twitter.com/caf_online/status/1078706184192966663?s=21 The group stage will have each team playing six matches from January 11 to March 17, 2019. The top two sides in [...]

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    Lobi Stars edge 10-man Rangers to lift NFF Super Cup

Lobi Stars edge 10-man Rangers to lift NFF Super Cup

Lobi Stars on Tuesday emerged champions of the NFF Super Cup courtesy of a 1-0 victory over 10-man Enugu Rangers at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. Samad Kadiri netted the only goal of the game late in the first half. In the 15th minute, the effort of Rangers' Seka Pascal agonisingly came off the post. Kadiri capitalised on Okey Odita's error in the 45th [...]

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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: What coaches, players are saying about week 18 results

NPFL: What coaches, players are saying about week 18 results

TheCable takes a look at reactions from coaches and players on the matches played in week 18 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Here goes: FC Ifeanyi Ubah 0-0 Enugu Rangers Ladan Bosso, FC Ifeanyi Ubah coach: "It's a point won, but the match disappointed me a bit. It was intense, with two good sides duking it out. I think we played [...]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Rangers declare Daniel Etor missing — second player in two weeks

Rangers declare Daniel Etor missing — second player in two weeks

The management of Rangers International FC, Enugu, has declared its striker, Daniel Etor, missing. Foster Chime, the club’s director of media and public relations, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Enugu. Chime said that the player absented himself from training and providing his services without permission. "Daniel Etor’s whereabouts now is unknown and efforts to locate or communicate with him [...]

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    NPFL: Rangers back in relegation zone after loosing on the road

NPFL: Rangers back in relegation zone after loosing on the road

Plateau United drew 0-0 with Lobi Stars on Sunday to maintain top spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table. United now have 55 points. In Agege, the match between MFM FC and Katsina United was postponed till Monday due to heavy rainfall resulting in a waterlogged pitch. Aminu Abdulkadir opened the scoring in Uyo before the hosts Akwa United came from [...]

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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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    NPFL: MFM defeat ABS as Plateau United fall to El Kanemi

NPFL: MFM defeat ABS as Plateau United fall to El Kanemi

MFM defeated ABS 2-1 to close the gap between them and league leaders, Plateau United, on Sunday. Plateau were defeated in Maiduguri by El Kanemi on match day 27 in the Nigeria Professional Football League. Despite the loss, the Jos-based team remain atop the log with 48 points while MFM are second with 46 points. In Uyo, Enyimba also suffered a setback to their title hopes as they [...]

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    NPFL: Plateau thrash Gombe 5-1 as MFM return to winning ways

NPFL: Plateau thrash Gombe 5-1 as MFM return to winning ways

Plateau United defeated Gombe United 5-1 on Sunday to maintain the top spot of the Nigeria Professional Football League table. Peter Eneji's brace from the spot kick and a goal each from Elisha Gombe, Kabiru Umar and Emeka Umeh sealed the win for United. Mannir Ubale scored Gombe's only goal. Plateau United are five points clear at the top with 45 points. Defending champions Rangers ended [...]

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