2020 Season

2020 Schedule
19-7-12, 5th in Nigerian Professional League
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3yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Akwa United close the gap on leaders

Michael Ibe's goal for 10-man Akwa United sealed a 1-0 away victory against Yobe Desert Stars on a weekend in which league leaders Lobi Stars lost.

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3yColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Three NPFL Talking Points

Colin Udoh reflects on a NPFL weekend that was ... Junior Lokosa breaking a mini-drought and Fatau Dauda getting sent off for violent conduct.

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NPFL Observations: Ezenwa, Orji and violence

Colin Udoh reflects on a NPFL weekend that was ... one that was dominated by inexplicable violence, and the brilliant return of Ikechukwu Ezenwa.

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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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4yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

NPFL Matchday 11: Hot talking points

Junior Lokosa continued his NPFL hot streak, while Sunday Rotimi was one of several players whose discipline let them down this weekend.

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4yDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Lokosa stars as Pillars take top spot

Junior Lokosa netted his 10th league goal of the season to fire Kano Pillars to the top of the table on Sunday, a controversial day of action.

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4yDami 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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Kano Pillars fail to overtake NPFL pacesetters

Kano Pillars failed to secure a first away win of the season in Akure to topple the leaders, and remain in third at the conclusion of matchday eight.

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4yDami 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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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.

2020-21 Table

TEAMGPWDLGDP
Akwa United3819145+2971
Enyimba3818128+866
Kwara United3819811+2065
Nasarawa United3820513+1765
Kano Pillars3819712+964
Rivers United FC3818911+1263
Enugu Rangers3818812+1262
Lobi Stars3817714+458
Plateau United3814915+1051
MFM FC38131213-151
Dakkada FC3815518-1050
Katsina United3814717-749
Heartland3813916-748
Abia Warriors38121115+647
Wikki Tourists3812917-745
Sunshine Stars38111215-1145
Jigawa Stars38111017-1743
Warri Wolves3811819-1541
Ifeanyi Ubah FC3891217-1739
Adamawa United3851023-3525