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Aiteo Cup holders FC Ifeanyi Ubah fail to overturn Niger Tornadoes

Aiteo Cup holders FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated Niger Tornadoes 1-0 in Nnewi on Thursday in their semi-final second leg, but still lost out 4-3 on aggregate after their shock 4-2 defeat in the first leg.

Godin Obaje's 85th minute penalty wasn't enough for the holders, who threw away a two-goal lead in the first leg in Lokoja.

Tornadoes stymied their opponents for much of the contest to set up a final showdown with either Akwa United or Sunshine Stars, who meet in the second leg of their double-header...

Nigeria League wrap: Plateau suffer shock loss

League leaders Plateau United suffered a shock defeat on a day when all 10 home teams walked away with three points.

ABS FC 2 Plateau United 0
Relegation threatened ABS FC recorded a major upset against the log leaders in Ilorin, with Samuel Oyedeji netting an early penalty before Wasiu Alalade added a second just past the hour-mark. With MFM winning elsewhere, the result saw Plateau's lead cut to three points with three matches remaining. ABS remain 18th, level on points with Katsina United in...

NPFL Wrap: Akwa lose ground on leaders Plateau

Enyimba
Enyimba

Plateau United and MFM maintained their fight for Nigerian Professional Football League honours on Sunday, but Akwa United's hopes were dealt a hammer blow.

Plateau United 2 Shooting Stars 0
Plateau maintained their three-point lead at the top of the table thanks to a comfortable home win against Shooting Stars on a rainy day in Jos. Emmanuel Odafe and Ibeh Johnson scored in either half against a Stars side that now drop to 16th spot, level on points with ABS FC in the last relegation place.

Enyimba...

NPFL Wrap: Top four remain unchanged

Emeka Ogbugh of Rivers United
Emeka Ogbugh of Rivers United

Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the standings, while Akwa United kept the pressure on the league leaders.

Akwa United 2 Nasarawa United 1
Akwa rallied back after going behind against Nasarawa, who took the lead just before the break through Aminu Kadir. However, Ubong Friday levelled matters three minutes later, before former junior international Christian Pyagbara scored what turned out to be the winner just after the restart. Akwa move into second spot, while Nasarawa...

5 talking points from the NPFL weekend

Despite being shorn of two top scorers, Nigeria's domestic league went on a goalscoring spree, with champions Rangers being the whipping boys after getting a battering handed to them.

Fittingly, there was one goal of pure brilliance to decorate the weekend's action, and it came from Uyo, home of Alhassan Ibrahim, one of those top scorers.

Here are our talking points of the weekend's action...

GREAT GOALS WON'T STOP
Great goals are usually an occasional feature of the NPFL, but since Sikiru Olatunbosun...