Nigeria's Aiteo Cup final on Wednesday was a roaring success football-wise, but the thriller masked a number of organisational head-scratchers.
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What are the key talking points to emerge from Wednesday's epic Aiteo Cup final?
Five-time Nigeria cup champions Enugu Rangers meet Kano Pillars in Wednesday's Aiteo Cup final with the winner qualifying for the Confederation Cup.
The defensive midfielder has moved to the Portuguese club on a four-year contract.
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.
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.
The title-favourites in the Nigeria Professional Football League failed to show the stuff of champions on match-day 14.
The Oriental Derby between Enugu Rangers and Enyimba is the standout feature of this weekend's NPFL matchday 12.
Plateau United moved to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League standings by defeating Enugu Rangers 1-0 on Wednesday.
Nigeria's continental representatives return to domestic action with some mouth-watering midweek games.
There were late goals and drama across the Nigeria Professional Football League this weekend.
Plateau United failed to capitalise on MFM's slip up, while Enugu Rangers made it three wins on the trot.
League leaders Plateau United suffered a shock defeat on a day when all 10 home teams walked away with three points.
Enugu Rangers hold the singularly distinguished record of being the only Nigerian club never to have been relegated from the top-flight.
Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the standings, while Akwa United kept the pressure on the league leaders.
The Enugu state government have had former Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo arrested and detained overnight on Wednesday.
KweséESPN's Colin Udoh takes a look at the five key talking points coming out of this weekend's Nigeria Professional Football League action.
Nigeria league leaders Plateau United were the big winners on match-day 21, while champions Enugu Rangers suffered another heavy defeat.
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.
Enugu Rangers threw away a two-goal lead against Gombe United in a thrilling league game, with the reigning champions rescuing a point late on.
Rangers and Rivers United won their respective rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League games played on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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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