2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
8-9-7, 10th in Nigerian Professional League
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165dDami 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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Saka extends Lobi Stars' lead

Ayo Saka struck a late winner to extend Lobi Stars' lead to six points, while the ninth Oriental Derby of the season failed to ignite.

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207dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

NPFL wrap: Top four remain unchanged

The title-favourites in the Nigeria Professional Football League failed to show the stuff of champions on match-day 14.

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Enugu Rangers: The journey to ignominy

Enugu Rangers hold the singularly distinguished record of being the only Nigerian club never to have been relegated from the top-flight.

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452dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

NPFL Wrap: Top four remain unchanged

Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the standings, while Akwa United kept the pressure on the league leaders.

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456dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Rangers' ex-coach Amapakabo arrested

The Enugu state government have had former Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo arrested and detained overnight on Wednesday.

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508dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

5 talking points from the NPFL weekend

KweséESPN's Colin Udoh takes a look at the five key talking points coming out of this weekend's Nigeria Professional Football League action.

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508dDami 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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508dDami 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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Eguavoen wins Sunshine debut, Rangers slip

Sunshine Stars received a huge boost in a debut win under new manager Austin Eguavoen while Rangers's defeat drops the champions to 19th in the table.

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Champions Rangers end their winless run

Rangers have suffered quite enough this season. But if their 3-1 win over Kano Pillars is anything to go by, it appears their woes are almost over.

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Rangers relegation would be a disaster

If Rangers go down, this could be the start of a descent into oblivion. And the club -- one of the greatest in Nigeria -- will not be the only losers.

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Firings, fights highlight Nigeria action

Match Day 18 in the Nigeria Premier League saw supporters get rowdy in two venues plus the Enugu Rangers losing patience and sacking their coach.

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Plateau United atop Nigeria Premier League

This week in the Nigeria Premier League saw Plateau United move to the top, throw-ins turn into scores and managers who are under pressure to produce.

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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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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.