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Honours even in Nigerian Clasico

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NPFL wrap: Plateau miss a golden chance

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NIGERIAN PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
18 Jigawa 6 2 12 20
19 Nasarawa 5 4 10 19
20 Adamawa 5 2 13 17
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Nigerian footballer dies in hospital after on-field collision

Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins collapsed on the field during a Nigerian Premier League match on Sunday and he later died in hospital, club chairman Isaac Danladi told ESPN.

"He slumped on the field of play and was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital and passed [away] there," Danladi told ESPN.

"It is a sad day for Nigerian football and we are devastated."

Witnesses told ESPN that Martins collided with an opposing player around the 45-minute mark before passing out on the field.

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Honours even in Nigerian Clasico

Enyimba denied Kano Pillars top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League, while relegation-threatened Kwara United produced a brilliant late comeback at Nasarawa United.

Kano Pillars 1-1 Enyimba
The Nigerian Clasico ended all square in Kano as Pillars' 100 percent home record this season was ended by Enyimba. There was always the fear factor surrounding the visitors in the build-up to the game; coach Paul Aigbogun enjoying a strong record at the Sani Abacha Stadium and the People's Elephant...

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: 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...