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NPFL wrap: Plateau miss a golden chance

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Nigeria League wrap: Plateau suffer shock loss

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Akwa lose ground on leaders Plateau

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NIGERIAN PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Lobi Stars 13 4 7 43
2 Akwa United 12 5 7 41
3 Kano Pillars 9 11 4 38
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NPFL Wrap: Top four remain unchanged

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ABS FC shocked by relegation struggle

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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...


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...

ABS FC shocked by unexpected relegation struggle

Ofoke Benard of Rivers United vs. Club Africain
Ofoke Benard of Rivers United vs. Club Africain

ABS FC media officer Olayinka Owolewa has told KweséESPN that his side are shocked by their NPFL relegation struggles this season, but are confident that they can beat Rivers United this weekend.

The Ilorin-based club have found the going tough in the second half of the season, and having failed to pick up a win in four consecutive matches, they are firmly in a relegation battle with 10 games to play.

"Honestly we are shocked and not pleased at the recent turn of events," Owolewa told KweséESPN,...