2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
18-7-10, 3rd in Nigerian Professional League
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3yDami 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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3yColin 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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3yColin 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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3yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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3yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

NPFL Matchday 11: Hot talking points

Junior Lokosa continued his NPFL hot streak, while Sunday Rotimi was one of several players whose discipline let them down this weekend.

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3yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Lokosa stars as Pillars take top spot

Junior Lokosa netted his 10th league goal of the season to fire Kano Pillars to the top of the table on Sunday, a controversial day of action.

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3yDami 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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3yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Kano Pillars fail to overtake NPFL pacesetters

Kano Pillars failed to secure a first away win of the season in Akure to topple the leaders, and remain in third at the conclusion of matchday eight.

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3yDami 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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4yDami 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.

2020-21 Standings

TEAMGPWDLGDP
Akwa United3518134+2767
Nasarawa United3519412+1661
Kano Pillars3518710+1061
Enyimba3517108+661
Rivers United FC3517810+1159
Kwara United3516811+1456
Enugu Rangers3516811+1256
Lobi Stars3516613+554
Dakkada FC3515416-649
Plateau United3513913+1148
MFM FC35121112+147
Katsina United3513715-446
Heartland3512914-545
Abia Warriors35101114+141
Wikki Tourists3510916-1039
Jigawa Stars3510916-1839
Sunshine Stars3591115-1338
Warri Wolves3510718-1537
Ifeanyi Ubah FC3581116-1635
Adamawa United3551020-2725