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Lobi Stars win Nigeria Super Cup

Samad Kadiri was the match-winner for Lobi Stars, who emerged 1-0 winners against Enugu Rangers in the 2018 Nigeria Super Cup on Tuesday.

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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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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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NPFL wrap: Top four remain unchanged

The title-favourites in the Nigeria Professional Football League failed to show the stuff of champions on match-day 14.

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Enugu Rangers: The journey to ignominy

Enugu Rangers hold the singularly distinguished record of being the only Nigerian club never to have been relegated from the top-flight.

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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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Rangers' ex-coach Amapakabo arrested

The Enugu state government have had former Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo arrested and detained overnight on Wednesday.

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5 talking points from the NPFL weekend

KweséESPN's Colin Udoh takes a look at the five key talking points coming out of this weekend's Nigeria Professional Football League action.

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Plateau extend lead as MFM stumble

Nigeria league leaders Plateau United were the big winners on match-day 21, while champions Enugu Rangers suffered another heavy defeat.

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Preview: Midweek games return in NPFL

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.

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2yColin 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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2yColin Udoh

Champions Rangers end their winless run

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.

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2yColin Udoh

Rangers relegation would be a disaster

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.