Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Elum, Yelful, Umar in contention for VAT wonder goal award

Elum, Yelful, Umar in contention for VAT wonder goal award

Wikki Tourists' Abubakar Umar, Anthony Yelful of El-Kanemi Warriors and Rivers United forward Sochima Elum have made the shortlist for the VAT wonder goal award.Umar's matchday 17 goal for Wikki in the away fixture against Sunshine Stars earned him the nomination.Anthony Yelful scored two goals as Heartland sunk to the bottom of the table after a 3-0 routing by El-Kanemi Warriors [...]

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    Victory for Rivers United, MFM in rescheduled NPFL games

Victory for Rivers United, MFM in rescheduled NPFL games

In the two rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches played on Thursday, MFM FC and Rivers United defeated Nasarawa United and Akwa United respectively.Nasarawa United fell to a 2-1 loss away to MFM FC at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos.Zinte Udeh gave the Olukoya Boys the lead just before the six-minute mark when he dispatched his penalty kick beyond [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Pillars overpower Go Round as Lobi shock Heartland

NPFL wrap-up: Pillars overpower Go Round as Lobi shock Heartland

A number of games were played in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday.Here's how they panned out.Kano Pillars 2-0 Go RoundJunior Lokosa's run in front of goal continued as he scored for Pillars' in the 2-0 defeat of Go Round at the Sani Abacha Stadium. Alassan Ibrahim netted the first goal from the spot.Heartland 0-1 Lobi StarsLobi Stars [...]

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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: 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 FCAbia 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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    Rivers United players storm govt house to protest unpaid sign-on fees

Rivers United players storm govt house to protest unpaid sign-on fees

Players of Rivers United FC stormed the state government house on Tuesday to demand the payment of sign-on fees for the 2014/15 football season.Although Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, approved the payment of the sign-on fees six months ago, the players say the disbursement is yet to commence."We have to go all out today to express how we feel about the [...]

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    NPFL: Enyimba outclass Wikki as MFM, Plateau drop points

NPFL: Enyimba outclass Wikki as MFM, Plateau drop points

Plateau United were held 1-1 by Rivers United at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos on Saturday.Emeka Ogbugh opened the scoring for the visitors in the 14th minute before United drew level through Peter Eneji's 89th-minute goal.MFM failed to capitalise on the leaders' slip as they fell 0-1 to Abia Warriors in Umuahia.Plateau United are still top of the table [...]

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    Emeka Ogbuh of Rivers United wins second wonder goal award

Emeka Ogbuh of Rivers United wins second wonder goal award

Rivers United’s Emeka Ogbuh has become the first player to win the VAT wonder goal award twice.Ogbuh emerged with the highest votes for the match day 31 shortlisted goals.His goal against Wikki Tourists polled a total of 2843 votes to beat Abayomi Adebayo of Shooting Stars to second place while FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Isaac Loute is third.Ogbuh had won the wonder goal [...]

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    Rivers United crash out of CAF Confederation Cup

Rivers United crash out of CAF Confederation Cup

FUS Rabat of Morocco defeated Rivers United 2-1 on Friday to send the Nigerian side out of the CAF Confederation Cup.The first forty-five minutes saw the visitors play with a sense of purpose and determination which paid off when Bolaji Sarkin got United ahead in the 44th minute.But two second half goals from the hosts stopped Rivers United from advancing into [...]

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    Confederation Cup: Club Africain sink Rivers United in Port Harcourt

Confederation Cup: Club Africain sink Rivers United in Port Harcourt

Rivers United were defeated 2-0 by Tunisian club side, Club Africain, at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday.It was another group game loss for Rivers in the CAF Confederations Cup.At the end of the first forty five minutes - which was dominated by the visitors - the match was goalless.The second half saw Club Africain continue their [...]

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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: 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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    Rivers United suffer Confederations Cup defeat

Rivers United suffer Confederations Cup defeat

Rivers United were defeated by Kampala City Council Authority 2-1 in the CAF Confederation Cup encounter on Saturday.Although KCCA enjoyed the lion's share of possession and had several chances, they could only get on the score sheet twice.Tom Masiko had the first goal-threatening attempt of the game when he tried a shot from 35 yards out but Rivers' Sunday Rotimi [...]

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    Rivers United’s Ayo Saka wins inaugural VAT Wonder Goal award

Rivers United’s Ayo Saka wins inaugural VAT Wonder Goal award

Ayo Saka, Rivers United midfielder, has won the inaugural VAT Wonder Goal of the week award.Saka beat off a stiff challenge from Enyimba’s Ugochukwu Leonard to emerge winner of the popular votes cast by fans in a poll on the website and Twitter handle of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Ugochukwu beat Saka in the Twitter poll, where he earned 47% of [...]

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