2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
9-11-4, 4th in Nigerian Professional League
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3dAndrew Oryada

Rayon Sports sound Enyimba battle cry

Rayon Sports are determined to win in Nigeria and eliminate Enyimba from the CAF Confederation Cup, according to coach Roberto Oliveira Goncalves.

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5dNick Said

Enyimba won't underestimate Rayon Sports

Nigeria's Enyimba will take on Rayon Sports of Rwanda in a CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal on Sunday without defensive stalwart Mohammed Farouk.

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101dDami 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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125dNick Said, KweséESPN

AS Vita Club cruise as Enyimba get thumped

AS Vita Club stormed to the top of their CAF Confederation Cup Group A with a 3-1 victory over Ivorian side ASEC Mimosas on Wednesday night.

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136dDami 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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141dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Three NPFL Talking Points

Colin Udoh reflects on a NPFL weekend that was ... Junior Lokosa breaking a mini-drought and Fatau Dauda getting sent off for violent conduct.

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148dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

NPFL Observations: Ezenwa, Orji and violence

Colin Udoh reflects on a NPFL weekend that was ... one that was dominated by inexplicable violence, and the brilliant return of Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

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178dDami 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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213dDami 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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227dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Top three on fire in NPFL

Title favourites Akwa United, Plateau United and Kano Pillars maintained their early season lead by scoring a combined 11 goals in a frantic match-day

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416dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Akwa lose ground on leaders Plateau

Plateau United and MFM maintained their fight for Nigerian Professional Football League honours on Sunday, but Akwa United lost further ground.

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423dDami 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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527dColin Udoh

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.