- Published on Monday, 27 March 2017 21:02
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By Fred Edoreh
It was a nail biting game for hosts, Akwa United but Alhassan Ibrahim would net an equalizer to salvage a point and mark his sixth league goal of the season in Akwa United’s home draw against FC IfeanyiUbah. The former Wikki Tourists player would after the match insist he rather would have had the team win from another team mate’s goal than increasing his personal goals’ tally for a draw.
It is symbolic of his concern for general good than personal glory as Alhassan argued that he was still happy to have rescued the point and saved the side the embarrassment of a home defeat.
- Published on Monday, 27 March 2017 18:23
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By Mohammed Yusuf Suleiman
MFM coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and his free scoring forward, Stephen Odey were in agreement in their perspectives to their 1-0 slump to Gombe United on Sunday in a Matchday 15 fixture, blaming the defeat on harsh weather.
Ilechukwu who is fast establishing iconic personae in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as an expressive coach with his weird finger gestures and goal celebrations suggested that their loss was caused by loss of concentration from his defenders and compounded by unfriendly weather.
- Published on Monday, 27 March 2017 17:09
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By Kanayo Jubal
After conceding that Nasarawa United were better on the evening, Shooting Stars coach, Fatai Amoo praised the Solid Miners and predicted they can achieve good results this season.
It was one of the 10 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 15 fixtures played at the Lafia Township Stadium and it a late strike from Thomas Zenke that stopped the Ibadan side from perhaps starting a new string of drawn games after they broke a seven match streak with a win last match against Rangers International.
- Published on Monday, 27 March 2017 13:30
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By Rabark Bakare
Remo Stars claimed their first win on the trot under the watch of Coach Fatai Osho in a Matchday 15 fixture against Wikki Tourists with Victor Mbaoma returning from his brief injury spell to score the second of their 2-1 win and his 7th league goal of the season.
It was a win Osho believes would be a turning point for the club that have travelled poorly and dropped points at home. He attributed their win to hardwork and a will to win on the part of the players he insisted would make the turn-around soon.
- Published on Sunday, 26 March 2017 21:23
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By Clement Nwankpa
A Katsina United versus Rangers game was always going to revolve around the two coaches, Baldwin Bazuaye and Imama Amapakabor.
A friendship that dates back to 1985 when both players were members of the victorious Nigerian U17 national team , the first African team to win a FIFA tournament.
Their coaching careers have almost taken the same route. Most importantly, they are both of the high pressing, offensive school of football.
- Published on Sunday, 26 March 2017 21:12
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By Fisayo Dairo
Captain Mfon Udoh converted a spot kick just after the hour mark as former champions Enyimba edged out CAF Confederation Cup hopefuls Rivers United by a lone goal at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar on Sunday.
Udoh's goal settled what was a combative Matchday 15 encounter in the Nigeria Professional Football League and extended Enyimba's unbeaten sequence to four games including two wins and two draws.
- Published on Saturday, 25 March 2017 15:47
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The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Under-17 All-Stars brought their appearance at the Future Champions Gaunteng International Tournament to an end with a 1-2 defeat to Spanish club Atletico Madrid at the Nike Centre, Soweto on Saturday.
The NPFL All-Stars had enjoyed an unbeaten sequence since the start of the tournament on Monday in South Africa.
On the opening day, the All-Stars held SAFA Tshwane to a 1-1 draw before hitting Italian side Torino FC 3-0 on Tuesday.
In their third game, the NPFL All-Stars were ruthless. They defeated Football School of India 11-0 to ensure their passage into the semi-finals of the tournament.
- Published on Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:57
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By Fisayo Dairo
The 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League season enters Matchday 15 this weekend with a new league leader hoping to stay top of the pile for as long as they can.
Lagos-based side MFM FC climbed to the summit after a home win over Rivers United in a rescheduled Matchday 8 encounter with Rivers United in midweek and they will begin their journey as league leaders with a trip to one of the promoted sides Gombe United.
Fidelis Ikechukwu's team will hope that league top scorer Stephen Odey shakes off the knock he suffered in Wednesday's win ahead of Sunday's game at the Pantani Stadium.
- Published on Friday, 24 March 2017 14:32
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By Fred Edoreh
The world has been wowed with Chinese clubs offering double of the weekly wages in the English Premier League to attract top profile players to the Chinese Super League.
Expectedly, star players are looking that way. Carlos Tevez who had an influential place in Manchester City and helped them to a glorious title journeyed off to Shanghai Shenhua for £635,000 a week just as Oscar did to Shanghai SIPG.
Didier Drogba has been there and there was news in January that EPL’s poster boy and Manchester United’s all time highest goal scorer, Wayne Rooney, has considered heading east.
- Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 20:02
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By Tunde Oyedele
Continental campaigners Rangers International of Enugu had the chance to wrap up an interesting NPFL rescheduled Matchday 8 game but failed to take the lead from a rare last minute penalty, and allowed Bode Daniel's last minute goal to give Shooting Stars their first win in eight games. Shooting Stars won 1-0.
The tough but highly entertaining midweek encounter was already heading for a goalless draw when goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar hacked down Rangers striker Aguda Godwin in the box with just a minute to full time.
Aguda however erred as he ballooned the penalty to deny his side full points which proved costly for the Flying Antelopes on the day.
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