By Sanipe Damiete

Champions Rangers International edged Wikki Tourists 3-2 in a see-saw rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Wednesday.

Wikki Tourists started the brighter of the two teams as they took control of the game in the opening moments, dictating the pace and creating chances but were woeful in front of goal.

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By Fred Edoreh

It was a contest that ended with no victor, no vanquished between Rangers International and ABS FC in the second group stage of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Under-15 Promises at the Agege Stadium, Lagos but Million Koma wowed the handful of spectators as the game ended 3-3.

Koma netted a hat-trick for Rangers to take his total goals in the tournament to 11, five more than other players.

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The 2016/17 season has been one laden with lots of twists and intrigues, systole and diastole for Nigeria Professional Football League side, FC Ifeanyiubah.

After a heady run in Nigeria's club cup competition (Federation Cup) in 2016 which culminated in the team's first-ever piece of silverware - beating Nasarawa United in a penalty shootout in Lagos in November - expectation was at its peak for what was expected to signal the start of football dominance for the privately owned club based in Anambra.

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By Osondu Ngwude

One of Rangers International new-signings Ifeanyi George played a central figure in their 3-1 win in a Matchday 9 rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Sunday.

George got among the goals for Rangers but his energy from the start of the game justified why the Flying Antelopes brought him in during this transfer window to shore up their team following their struggles in all competitions including the league this season.

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Players of Rangers International and Kano Pillars are to wear black arm bands during their rescheduled Match Day 9 fixture in Enugu this Sunday as a mark of respect for the 30 football fans that died in Calabar, Thursday night while watching European football in a commercial viewing centre.

The fans were said to have been electrocuted when live electricity wire fell on the building following a thunder strike.

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By Fisayo Dairo

Two second half penalties by Godwin Obaje lifted FC Ifeanyiubah to a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Shooting Stars in a Matchday 19 game of the Nigeria Professional Football League decided on Wednesday.

Visitors Shooting Stars went in front on 21 minutes courtesy of youngster Sunday Faleye who profited from a mistake by Ifeanyiubah defender Olamilekan Aniyikaye. Obaje restored parity just before the hour mark from the penalty spot before he scored again from 12 yards five minutes from time to give his side the victory.

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By Francis Achi

Plateau United ended the first stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season as leaders after defeating Katsina United 3-0 in a Matchday 19 encounter played at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos on Wednesday.

Golbe Elisha gave a glimpse of what to expect in the encounter when he powered a free kick from about 40 yards which rattled Yinka David in goal for Katsina United, who could not hold on to the ferocious shot and Joshua Obaje pounced on the goalkeeper's mistake to tap in for the first goal in the sixth minute.

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By Sanipe Damiete

A sublime free kick in the first half by substitute Stephen Chukwude was all it took Enyimba International FC to put to sword hard fighting Remo Stars in a Matchday 19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture on Wednesday.

Playing in a scanty UJ Esuene Stadium did not deter the Peoples Elephant as they took the initiative in a cagey opening encounter that lacked attempts at goal in the opening 20 minutes.

Ibrahim Mustapha got the first attempt at goal howbeit a weak bicycle keep that went wide. Remo's Salefu Ochowechi then beat two players at the other end before hitting the ball but his shot swerved wide.

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By Tobi Samuel

If you plan to climb a mountain, it is always best to set out early. That certainly applies to young footballers at the ongoing NPFL Under-15 Promises tournament who are anxious to reach the heights of the game. The NPFL Under-15 Promises tournament was launched to help the NPFL teams nurture talents from the youth level.

Matches in Group C at the Osogbo City Stadium were concluded on Friday, the centre produced amazing performances from the players. Ten matches witnessed 20 goals scored among the players as Shooting Stars and ABS FC advanced to the quarter-final stages.

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•Remo Stars appeals order to compensate sports journalist

All four clubs recently sanctioned by the League Management Company (LMC) for various breaches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) rules have written to accept the decisions but Remo Stars elected to appeal the decision ordering the club to compensate a Sports Journalist, Kelvin Ekerete who was assaulted at their stadium.

In accepting the fines imposed on Kano Pillars for the incidents of Match Day 18 against Akwa United, the management of the club pleaded for leniency in enforcing the stadium ban and suspended points’ deduction. The letter signed by the Club Secretary, Zakari Akilu Bichi said the management of Kano Pillars condemned the act and conduct of some of their fans.

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