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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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    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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    NPFL Wrap Up: Olisema shoots Akwa United to the top as Wikki Tourists, Elkanemi win away

NPFL Wrap Up: Olisema shoots Akwa United to the top as Wikki Tourists, Elkanemi win away

In a seven-goal thriller, Enugu Rangers fought from a goal down to annihilate Remo Stars 5-2 in the matchday 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games across the nation on Sunday. Defender Bright Akpojuvwewo silenced the Flying Antelopes with the curtain raiser. A brilliant brace from Godwin Aguda was complimented by Ifeanyi George and Ibrahim Ajani to put the scoreline [...]

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    NPFL Wrap Up: Olukoya boys, FC Ifeanyi Ubah record victories

NPFL Wrap Up: Olukoya boys, FC Ifeanyi Ubah record victories

Group A pacesetters, MFM FC, maintained their grip at the top with a 2-0 win over draw specialists Bendel Insurance. Abisoye Olawale and Michael Ohanu were lethal in front of goal for the Olukoya Boys. Wikki Tourists claimed their fifth win of the season with a 2-0 defeat of Rivers United. Abba Umar and Adeshina Issa Gata were on song to guarantee [...]

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    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 Tourists At 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 A Niger Tornadoes 0-0 Enyimba Niger Tornadoes played out a 0-0 draw with Enyimba at the Bako Kontagora Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Sunshine Stars 1-1 Bendel Insurance Bendel 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 FC Goals from Nelson Ogbonnaya and Abdulrahman helped Enyimba defeat MFM FC 2-0 in Aba. Kwara United 1-1 Sunshine Stars Seun 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 Week 1 Preview: Akwa United host Elkanemi Warriors, MFM visit Enyimba

After seven months of inactivity, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is back. Kept in buffer period due to internal wrangling in Nigerian football, Sunday's league opener can only a sigh of relief for club owners and the playing staff. Fans can expect the usual derby drama, heartbreaks and scintillating performances by some household names. From relegation galore to the title credentials, the [...]

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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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    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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NPFL Week 17 Wrap: Kwara United, Tornadoes continue good form as Sunshine and Elkanemi secure victories at home

Sikiru Alimi and Sasere Franklin were both on target as Sunshine Stars won 2-1 against Wikki Tourists in the week 17 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday. Abubakar Umar had given the Giant Elephants a deserved lead but a goal each from Alimi and substitute Sasere was the tonic needed by the Owena Whales to win. Elkanemi Warriors made [...]

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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 Stars FC 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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