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1yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Akwa United close the gap on leaders

Michael Ibe's goal for 10-man Akwa United sealed a 1-0 away victory against Yobe Desert Stars on a weekend in which league leaders Lobi Stars lost.

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2yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Lobi Stars pull further clear at the top

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

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2yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Honours even in Nigerian Clasico

Enyimba denied Kano Pillars top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 1-1 draw.

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2yColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Aiteo Cup Final lays foundation for greatness

The Aiteo Cup is done and dusted, and it provided further proof that Nigeria's domestic football is once again on the rise.

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2yKweséESPN

Ifeanyi Ubah crash out of Aiteo Cup

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.

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2yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Champions crash out of Aiteo Cup

Plateau United's hopes of a League and Cup 'double' went up in smoke on Sunday following a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Niger Tornadoes.

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2yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Plateau extend lead as MFM stumble

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

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2yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Preview: Midweek games return in NPFL

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

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Shortlist announced for NPFL-VAT wonder goal

League Management Company (LMC) has announced a shortlist of three players for the NPFL-VAT wonder goal series for goals scored on match day 21.

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3yColin Udoh

Odey brace sees MFM defeat leaders Plateau

It won't be long before NPFL followers run out of adjectives to describe 19-year-old striker Stephen Odey following his brace against leaders Plateau.

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3yColin Udoh

El Kanemi win 20th straight at home

El Kanemi win 20th straight at home, Akwa United continue to rise up the table after disastrous start headline Nigerian Premier League Matchday 13.