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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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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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Akwa lose ground on leaders Plateau

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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...

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...