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Akwa United close the gap on leaders

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NPFL heavyweights face tricky away ties

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Lobi Stars pull further clear at the top

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Three NPFL Talking Points

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NPFL Observations: Ezenwa, Orji and violence

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Saka extends Lobi Stars' lead

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Lobi Stars extend NPFL lead, Pillars held

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NPFL: Home teams dominant on matchday 13

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Ifeanyi Ubah, Niger Tornadoes fall in Aiteo Cup

The Aiteo Cup round of 32 fixtures played across various match venues on Sunday produced further upsets, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Niger Tornadoes the latest big guns to exit the cup competition.

Emmanuel Uangbadje's 24th-minute strike was the match-winner as giant-killers J. Atete knocked out 2016 champions FC Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt.

2017 Aiteo Cup runners-up Niger Tornadoes were denied a spot in the round of 16 following a shock 1-0 defeat against Kogi United in the...

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...

NFF need a solid way forward after avoiding ban

Nigeria's football federation avoided a suspension from FIFA this week, after the government of the African country dispatched a letter that recognised the leadership of Amaju Pinnick as the head of the NFF.

Pinnick is the FIFA-recognised president of Nigerian football, and the wrangling between Chris Giwa, who claims to be the leader but is under a FIFA ban, and Pinnick's supporters came to a head in July.

The country's football has been in disarray ever since, with all league activity suspended,...

Nigeria back down to FIFA, avoid ban

Nigeria acknowledged a FIFA-approved appointee as the sole head of its national soccer federation on Monday, minutes before the world governing body was due to ban the country from international matches over political interference in filling the post.

FIFA had said it would suspend Nigeria at 1100 GMT - thereby excluding the team from next month's African Cup of Nations qualifiers - over alleged state meddling in the running of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

The NFF voted in FIFA's recognised...

Nigeria move to avoid FIFA sanction

Nigeria's government contacted FIFA over the weekend in a last-ditch move to stave off a proposed suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation as a result of the ongoing crisis in the country's football.

Sources told KweséESPN that the government sent a letter to FIFA, assuring world football's governing body that Amaju Pinnick and his Exco were in charge of football in the country.

Additionally, the government assured FIFA that football in the country was being run -- and will continue to...