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Midweek games return, as top guns look to extend lead

Midweek games return on Wednesday in the Nigeria Professional Football League, and based on fixtures and form, fans shouldn't expect radical changes at the top of the standings.

Shooting Stars VS Kano Pillars
Two established Nigerian league teams, Shooting Stars and Kano Pillars, trade tackles in Ibadan, an interesting matchup which could see the result go either way.

The two teams have a combined total of nine league trophies, making them some of the most successful teams in the league's history.

Shooting...

Plateau United extend lead in Nigeria as MFM stumble

Nigeria Professional Football League leaders Plateau United were the big winners on match-day 21, while champions Enugu Rangers suffered another heavy defeat.

Lobi Stars 3-0 Shooting Stars
Kingsley Eduwo netted a first half brace and created an assist for the third as Lobi Stars secured a convincing 3-0 home win against Shooting Stars. The away team put up a lethargic display in Makurdi, their third successive loss as they struggle in the relegation zone. Eduwo opened the floodgates in the 11th...

Yaro Yaro named acting Kano Pillars coach

Former Nigeria international Ahmed Garba 'Yaro Yaro' has been appointed as the acting head coach of Kano Pillars, the club announced on Friday.

Yaro Yaro has been appointed as the replacement for Kadiri Ikhana, who resigned from his post on Monday.

On Thursday, the club appointed Ibrahim Musa as the new acting head coach pending the arrival of a new Technical Advisor, and have moved to appoint former youth coach Yaro Yaro as interim head coach.

"Ahmed Garba (Yaro Yaro) has been elevated to the Senior...

 By Colin Udoh

Rangers bounce back with win over Kano Pillars as Kadiri Ikhana resigns

Rangers have suffered quite enough this season, but things are looking up following their 3-1 win over Kano Pillars.

With the Nigeria Professional League having taken a midseason break after the conclusion of the first round of matches, only one game was played this weekend.

Most of the other matches took place in midweek, but there was plenty of drama both on and off the pitch.

Here are five highlights from the past round:

1. Rangers bounce back

Champions Rangers have suffered quite enough this season. But if their 3-1 win over Kano Pillars is anything to go by, it appears their woes are on the verge of being...

 By Colin Udoh

Tempers flare on Match Day 18 of Nigeria Premier League action

Enugu Rangers have fallen flat in their championship defence, causing Imama Amapakabo to be sacked.

This is one weekend that Nigeria league organisers will want to forget. After 17 match days of near hitch-free football, things took a turn for the worse this weekend.

Crowd trouble at two venues led to all manner of negative headlines that overshadowed one very significant road win.

But by far the biggest headline of the weekend was from a team who didn't play domestic football this weekend. Defending champion Enugu Rangers sacked coach Imama Amapakabo, sparking comparisons with Leicester City's...