Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag "Sunshine Stars"

    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 TouristsAt 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 ANiger Tornadoes 0-0 EnyimbaNiger Tornadoes played out a 0-0 draw with Enyimba at the Bako Kontagora Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.Sunshine Stars 1-1 Bendel InsuranceBendel Insurance earned a valuable point away from home when [...]

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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 FCGoals from Nelson Ogbonnaya and Abdulrahman helped Enyimba defeat MFM FC 2-0 in Aba.Kwara United 1-1 Sunshine StarsSeun 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 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 WarriorsA second half Ndifreke Effiong [...]

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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 StarsAkwa 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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    NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors, Heartland share points in derby stalemate

NPFL wrap-up: Abia Warriors, Heartland share points in derby stalemate

This weekend, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) produced 12 goals, five home wins and two draws.Here is the wrap of games from the seven centres.FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 Sunshine StarsFC Ifeanyi Ubah fought from a goal down to beat Sunshine Stars in Nnewi.Sikiru Alimi silenced fans at the Fortress with the opener. Goals from Patrick Ikeokwu, Issif Traore and [...]

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    NPFL wrap-up: Pillars whip Ifeanyi Ubah but Lobi Stars remain atop

NPFL wrap-up: Pillars whip Ifeanyi Ubah but Lobi Stars remain atop

Despite playing with 10 men for 40 minutes, Lobi Stars earned a 1-1 draw against Abia Warriors to stay top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after matchday 15.While Ndifreke Effiong put Abia Warriors ahead in the first minute of action, Umar Zango rocketed home a long range free kick in the second half to help Lobi Stars share [...]

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    After sack, Duke Udi demands salary arrears from Sunshine Stars

After sack, Duke Udi demands salary arrears from Sunshine Stars

Duke Udi, who was sacked as head coach of Sunshine Stars on Tuesday, has urged the football club to pay the money owed him.Following his sack, Udi took to Twitter to demand his outstanding salary, bonus, and allowances from his former employer.Udi wrote: "Asking me to step down is not a problem, I am happy that while it lasted I [...]

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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: 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: 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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    Gombe United striker Abbani wins VAT wonder goal award

Gombe United striker Abbani wins VAT wonder goal award

Gombe United forward, Sani Abbani, has emerged winner of the ninth edition of the VAT wonder goal award.This week, it was a close race as Abbani narrowly edged Sunshine Stars' Joseph Abiodun while Abu Azeez of Shooting Stars came third.Interestingly, Sand Eagles star, Azeez, took a chunk of the votes cast on Twitter, gathering 53 percent of the total 305 [...]

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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: 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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    I resigned because of bad referees, says ex-Sunshine coach Eguavoen

I resigned because of bad referees, says ex-Sunshine coach Eguavoen

Austin Eguavoen, the immediate past technical adviser of Sunshine Stars, Akure, on Saturday said he resigned his appointment due to bad attitude and performances of some referees in the local league.Eguavoen told NAN that though he had promised not to walk away from the club like he did with some other clubs, he was disappointed with some referees’ behaviour.The Ondo [...]

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