2018 Season

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2018 Schedule
8-7-9, 18th in Nigerian Professional League
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196dDami 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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210dDami 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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287dDami 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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476dDami 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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483dDami 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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527dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Eguavoen quits Sunshine Stars post after 45 days

Augustin Eguavoen has resigned as head coach of Sunshine Stars, the Nigeria Professional Football League club have confirmed on their Twitter handle.

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565dColin Udoh

Eguavoen wins Sunshine debut, Rangers slip

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.

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600dColin Udoh

Plateau United atop Nigeria Premier League

This week in the Nigeria Premier League saw Plateau United move to the top, throw-ins turn into scores and managers who are under pressure to produce.