2020 Season

2020 Schedule
8-12-16, 19th in Nigerian Professional League
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3yDami 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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3yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

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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3yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Honours even in Nigerian Clasico

Enyimba denied Kano Pillars top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 1-1 draw.

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Ifeanyi Ubah crash out of Aiteo Cup

Cup holders FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated Niger Tornadoes 1-0 in Nnewi on Thursday in their semi-final second leg, but still lost out 4-3 on aggregate.

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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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4yDami 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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4yColin Udoh, KweséESPN

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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Shortlist announced for NPFL-VAT wonder goal

League Management Company (LMC) has announced a shortlist of three players for the NPFL-VAT wonder goal series for goals scored on match day 21.

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4yColin 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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4yColin 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.

2020-21 Table

TEAMGPWDLGDP
Akwa United3618144+2768
Nasarawa United3619512+1662
Enyimba3617118+662
Kano Pillars3618711+961
Rivers United FC3617910+1160
Kwara United3617811+1559
Enugu Rangers3617811+1359
Lobi Stars3616713+555
Dakkada FC3615516-650
Plateau United3613914+1048
MFM FC36121212+148
Katsina United3613716-546
Heartland3612915-745
Abia Warriors36111114+544
Wikki Tourists3611916-842
Sunshine Stars36101115-1241
Jigawa Stars36101016-1840
Warri Wolves3610818-1538
Ifeanyi Ubah FC3681216-1636
Adamawa United3651021-3125