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Lobi Stars pull further clear at the top

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Saka extends Lobi Stars' lead

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NIGERIAN PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
17 Ifeanyi 7 7 10 28
18 Sunshine Sta 8 7 9 28
19 Yobe Stars 8 4 12 28
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Top three on fire in NPFL

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NPFL wrap: Plateau miss a golden chance

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NPFL Wrap: Top four remain unchanged

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Shooting Stars, Heartland dumped out of Aiteo Cup

Four-time champions Shooting Stars were one of the major casualties in the first round of the 2018 Aiteo Cup, losing 5-4 on penalties to third tier Supreme Court in Benin in the round of 64.

The game ended goalless in regulation time, and the Oluyole Warriors failed to win the lottery of the penalty, a missed opportunity to end their trophyless run.

Akwa United began their Aiteo Cup defence with a classy 7-0 victory against Hope of Glory in a fixture played in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

An Aniekeme...

Lobi Stars pull further clear at the top

Lobi Stars moved five points clear at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 home win against Sunshine Stars.

The game in Makurdi was decided by Kehinde Abayomi's 73rd-minute own goal, a result which piles further pressure on Sunshine, who are struggling in the relegation zone.

Nyima Nwagua salvaged an away point for Kano Pillars at Heartland in a 1-1 draw in Owerri on Sunday. The bottom club stunned their more illustrious opponents in the 28th minute...

Saka extends Lobi's lead as Oriental Derby ends goalless

Ayo Saka struck a late winner to extend Lobi Stars' lead to six points, while the ninth Oriental Derby of the season failed to ignite and ended in a goalless affair.

Saka was the match-winner for Stars; the veteran midfielder's 81st-minute effort earning the leaders a 1-0 victory against 10-men Kano Pillars.

Chris Madaki was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence and, within a minute, his dismissal had dire consequences as Saka headed home Ebube Duru's cross.

It was fourth time...

Top three on fire in NPFL

Title favourites Akwa United, Plateau United and Kano Pillars maintained their early season lead by scoring a combined 11 goals in a frantic match-day seven in the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Akwa United 4-0 Wikki Tourists
Akwa easily dispatched of Wikki Tourists to maintain their slender lead atop the standings, while the visitors dropped into the bottom half and are two points above the drop zone. Despite going behind to an early Ubong Friday strike, Wikki defended resolutely for almost...

NPFL wrap: Plateau miss a golden chance

Plateau United failed to capitalise on MFM's slip up, while Enugu Rangers made it three wins on the trot.


Akwa United 2 Lobi Stars 1
First half goals from Musa Newman and Gabriel Okechukwu secured third-place Akwa a win against Stars on Friday, a triumph which only just keeps them ahead of Enyimba. Ifeanyi's corner was met by the head of Newman in the 20th minute, before Newman turned provider for Okechukwu, who rounded goalkeeper Okiemute Odah to net just before the break. Kingsley Eduwo pulled...