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Caf Champions League: Boboye explains why Akwa United bowed to CR Belouizdad
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Caf Champions League: Boboye explains why Akwa United bowed to CR Belouizdad

The veteran coach disclosed the reasons for the Promise Keepers’ early exit from the African club competition Coach Kennedy Boboye has opened up on reasons for Akwa United’s failed expedition in the Caf Champions League. The reigning Nigeria Professional Football League kings bowed out of the tournament following a 2-1 aggregate defeat to CR Belouizdad on Sunday. The Promise Keepers secured a slim 1-0 lead in the first leg, however, a 2-0 loss at the Omar Hamadi Stadium in Algiers saw the Uyo based side kiss the Champions League goodbye.
Peprah and Ndah: Orlando Pirates confirm signings of Ghana and Nigeria internationals
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Peprah and Ndah: Orlando Pirates confirm signings of Ghana and Nigeria internationals

The duo has joined the Buccaneers on long-term deals as the club prepares for their 2021/22 Caf Confederation Cup campaign Orlando Pirates have announced the signings of Nigerian defender Olisa Ndah and Ghanaian marksman Kwame Peprah. Ndah and Peprah have joined the Soweto giants from Akwa United and King Faisal respectively as the club reinforces its squad in the current transfer window. Pirates released the following statement on the official website on Thursday afternoon:
Enyimba, Kwara United seal Caf slots as Kano Pillars and Nasarawa United stumble
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Enyimba, Kwara United seal Caf slots as Kano Pillars and Nasarawa United stumble

It was a dramatic finish to the Nigerian top-flight campaign as the fifth and sixth-placed teams rose up to secure the last two continental tickets Enyimba and Kwara United have finished in the second and third spots in the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League season respectively. Enyimba will join Akwa United in the Caf Champions League next season while Kwara United will participate in the Caf Confederation Cup. The People’s Elephants defeated Dakkada 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Thursday to end their four-game winless run on the road.
Akwa United embark on Trophy Parade
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Akwa United embark on Trophy Parade

AKWA United on Monday had a colourful trophy parade across Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital and its environs, with the pictures of the parade flooding the social media space. The trophy is the club’s first since its establishment in 1995. Parading the trophy across streets is not a tradition in the NPFL, but Akwa’s carnival-like show on Monday is in sharp contrast to that of Enugu Rangers, who were crowned the Nigeria Professional Football League champions in 2016, after a 32-year wait. The parade in Enugu, which was much talked about, ended in farce as the then NPFL champions paraded the major streets of the capital city in a worn-out open truck with angry fans reportedly howling at the team. Some others took to social media to vent their anger at what they termed a disgra...
Akwa United Crowned Champions after MFM Win
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Akwa United Crowned Champions after MFM Win

Akwa United have been crowned champions of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, following their 5-2 win over MFM FC on Sunday. The Promise Keepers have secured the title with one round of fixture left. Charles Atshimene netted a hat-trick as the hosts crushed the Olukoya Boys, who have failed to win in eight games away from home. The thrilling game sealed Akwa United’s position at the top of the NPFL table with 71 points after 37 matches. They are now nine points ahead of second-placed Nasarawa United, who take on Enugu Rangers on Monday. The triumph secured the Promise Keepers’ first-ever top-flight crown in their 25-year history and it is added to their trophy cabinet which has two FA Cups (2015 and 2017) and the Nigeria Super Cup (2016)....
Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM
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Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM

  The Promise Keepers thrilled their fans in Uyo on Sunday by securing the Nigerian top-flight crown with an emphatic win Akwa United have won the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League title after they defeated MFM FC 5-2 in their penultimate fixture of the season on Sunday. Charles Atshimene stood out for the hosts at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium as his hat-trick of goals helped crush the Olukoya Boys, who are winless in their last eight matches on the road. Atshimene opened the scoring in the 24th minute followed by Alimi Adebayo's own goal on the stroke of half-time which gave Kennedy Boboye's side a two-goal lead at the half-time break.  
Rivers United Fans beat up Akwa United supporter, hold referee hostage
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Rivers United Fans beat up Akwa United supporter, hold referee hostage

Rivers united fans on Sunday beat up a fan of Akwa United at Adokiya Amesiamaka stadium during a match between the two clubs. Trouble started after the football fan raised a placard in support of his team. The action was said to have angered the home fans who allegedly descended on the Akwa United fan. Also, the centre referee who officiated the match was held hostage by the fans after the match which ended in a 1-1 draw. It took the intervention of the Rivers state commissioner for sports, Boma Yaye for the centre referee to be escorted out of the stadium. Fans were allowed in the stadium in contravention of COVID-19 protocols.
Aiteo Cup: Underdogs send Akwa, Rangers, Wolves crashing
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Aiteo Cup: Underdogs send Akwa, Rangers, Wolves crashing

Nigeria Professional Football League table toppers, Akwa United, Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves were sent crashing from the round of 32 of the 2021 Aiteo Cup by lower division sides, The PUNCH reports. Nigeria National League sides Gateway and Bayelsa United piped Akwa and Rangers 1-0 respectively, while Green Beret emerged 5-4 penalty winners over Wolves after the score line stood at 1-1 after regulation time.  In other results, Abia Warriors thrashed Zamfara United 5-0, while Lobi Stars defeated Yobe Desert Stars 1-0. Kano Pillars defeated Lagos side Smart City 4-2, with Niger Tornadoes recording a 2-0 win over Mai Unguwa. Heartland, Sunshine Stars, Katsina United won their respective matches via penalty shoot-outs to scale through to the next round, while Nasarawa United beat Bende...
Enyimba Are Champions Of The NPFL 2018/2019 Season
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Enyimba Are Champions Of The NPFL 2018/2019 Season

Enyimba 3-0 Akwa United ⚽ Bala 43', Dimgba 60', Abdulrahaman 89' *NPFL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF FINAL TABLE* # TEAMS P W D L GF GA D PTS 1 Enyimba 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 12 2 Kano P 5 3 2 0 8 4 +4 11 3 Rangers 5 2 2 1 10 8 +2 8 4 Akwa Utd 5 1 3 1 7 9 -2 6 5 Lobi 5 1 1 3 5 7 -2 4 6 Ifeanyi U 5 0 0 5 6 14 -10 0 Enyimba: League Champion + CAF Champions League Kano Pillars: CAF Champions League Enugu Rangers: CAF Confederation Cup
Reuben Bala delighted to have another shot at the NPFL title with Enyimba
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Reuben Bala delighted to have another shot at the NPFL title with Enyimba

The People’s Elephant midfielder is hopeful for another league title triumph, two seasons after winning it with Plateau United Enyimba’s Reuben Bala has revealed that it would be personal fulfillment if he is able to win the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) title with the People’s Elephant, after helping his previous club, Plateau United, achieve the same feat two seasons ago. Bala struck twice to help the People’s Elephant thump FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 in the NPFL Championship playoffs on Monday. Aware that a win against Akwa United will hand them the  title irrespective of other results, the midfielder said he is delighted at the prospect of winning his second title in three seasons.
NPFL top scorer Ibrahim Sunusi ready to leave Nasarawa United
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NPFL top scorer Ibrahim Sunusi ready to leave Nasarawa United

The Solid Miners attacker will be reviewing several offers after the Federation Cup campaign Ibrahim Sunusi has confirmed that he will leave Nasarawa United when his contract expires at the end of their Federation Cup campaign. Sunusi was awarded the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer gong even though he was tied on the same number of goals with Mfon Udoh [10 goals]. He pipped the Akwa United striker to the award because he picked fewer caution (one) as against two yellow cards received by his major rival.
Eight Clubs Relegated from Nigeria Elite league to NNL
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Eight Clubs Relegated from Nigeria Elite league to NNL

On Sunday, it was battle royal for clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League as 17 teams struggled to make it past the relegation zone. With the final rounds of match day 22 of the elite league concluded Sunday evening, eight clubs have been kicked out of the NPFL. The clubs, which have been relegated to the Nigeria National League, NNL, are Remo Stars, El-Kanemi Warriors, Bendel Insurance and Gombe United. Others are: Niger Tornadoes, Kwara United, Go Round Fc and Yobe Desert Stars. Meanwhile, following their outstanding performance this season, Rangers International, cand Enyimba International emerged in the group A abridged version of the 2018/2019 NPFL for the Super Six while Akwa United, Kano Pillars and FC Ifeanyi Ubah completed the remaining...
Yobe Desert Stars Relegated as they Lose to Nasarawa United 1-2
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Yobe Desert Stars Relegated as they Lose to Nasarawa United 1-2

Yobe Desert Stars have bade farewell to the Nigerian Professional Football League following a home loss to Nasarawa United in the last match of the season held this evening in Damaturu. Nasarawa United’s forward, Ibrahim Sunusi converted a penalty at exactly 12 minutes of the first half following a foul committed by Desert’s defender at the eighteen-yard box. Again at 40 minutes, Sunusi’s perfect strike saw the visiting team leading by two goals to nothing. However, Desert’s striker, Adamu Ali changed the scoreline to 1-2 with an astonishing header few minutes to end of the first 45 minutes of the regulation time. The match ended in favour of Nasarawa United, who were desperately looking for three points in order leave the relegation zone. I...
Clubs Battle Play-off spots, Relegation in Final Match day
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Clubs Battle Play-off spots, Relegation in Final Match day

The abridged version of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, will on Sunday come to an end. As it stands on the NPFL 2018/2019 league table, the last match day would either impact on the playoff aspirations or survival of all the teams in action. The final round of matches which will be action packed, as it will feature teams across 12 designated stadia in the country as they slug it out to make the Super Six play-off spots as well as others that will be engaging in survival battle to avoid relegation. With 17 teams still at risk of dropping down to the Nigeria National League, NNL, if they fail to get the desired results, the trio of Akwa United, Kano Pillars and seven-time champions Rangers have secured their places in the Super Six as they await others whose fate...
CHAN: We Defeated Tough Sudan – Salisu Yusuf
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CHAN: We Defeated Tough Sudan – Salisu Yusuf

Home-based Super Eagles head coach, Salisu Yusuf, believes that CHAN 2018 host nation, Morocco, are beatable if his team “do the right things” when they clash in the final on Sunday at the Mohammed V Stadium, Casablanca. Morocco beat fellow north Africans, Libya 3-1 in extra time on Wednesday evening to set up a feisty encounter against Nigeria. Jamal Sellami’s side has scored 12 goals and conceded two in five games so far. Yusuf on his part made history guiding Nigeria to their first ever final at the tournament defeating Sudan 1-0 in the semi-final with Akwa United’s Gabriel Okechukwu scoring the only goal of the game in the 17th minute. The former Kano Pillars coach admitted that the Sudanese side were a tough nut to crack as they pushed his team beyond limits. “It was reall...
NPFL Leaders Akwa United Sign Deal With Dana Air
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NPFL Leaders Akwa United Sign Deal With Dana Air

Nigerian Professional Football League side (NPFL) club Akwa United have signed a sponsorship deal with Dana Air. The Promise Keepers will be travelling by air to their away games this season after an agreement was reached with Dana Air. It is said that NPFL clubs have had to travel long distances rough roads within Nigeria. MFM FC and Kwara United have been involved in crashes a few weeks into the new season. The sponsorship deal between Dana Air and United is expected to be formalised on Friday. This was confirmed by the club on their official Twitter handle. “We will be flying @DanaAir for away matches in the NPFL. The deal will be formalised on Friday February 2.@LMCNPFL @DanaAir,” the club revealed. United are set to represent Nigeria in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup af...
NPFL: John Obuh Sets Top-10 Target For Kwara United
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NPFL: John Obuh Sets Top-10 Target For Kwara United

Coach John Obuh has said he hopes Kwara United finish within the top 10 on their return to the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL). Kwara United were runaway winner of the northern conference of the Nigeria National League (NNL) to head back to the top flight after two seasons in the lower division. “We have tried to keep the team from last season because most of them have experience of playing in the NPFL,” Obuh said. “We hope that with this team will can place in the top 10 in the new season.” ‘The Afonja Warriors’, for one, have been able to hold on to striker Michael Ohanu, who fired 21 goals in the NNL last season. The former FC Ifeanyiubah striker has rejoined the Ilorin team after they demanded for a transfer fee of six million Naira from Akwa United for the p...
Ghanaian Club Inter Allies Close To Signing Eagles WAFU Cup Star Afeez Aremu
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Ghanaian Club Inter Allies Close To Signing Eagles WAFU Cup Star Afeez Aremu

Ghanaian club Inter Allies are believed to be close to signing Nigeria international Afeez Aremu, who shone at the recent WAFU Cup staged in Ghana. Aremu, who recently clocked 18, caught the eye of a Norwegian club during the WAFU Cup. The elegant defensive midfielder has been training with the Ghanaian club after he passed a medical, according to Ghanasoccernet He is likely to feature in the Capelli Tournament, which attracts top foreign clubs, agents and scouts. Ghana will now be his launch pad to play in Europe. Aremu has previously played for Sharks, Sunshine Stars and Akwa United. He won the Aiteo Cup with Akwa United and was part of the home-based Eagles squad who qualified Nigeria to next year’s CHAN in Morocco.
Akwa United Offer Abdu Maikaba Support To Handle Club, Golden Eaglets Jobs Well
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Akwa United Offer Abdu Maikaba Support To Handle Club, Golden Eaglets Jobs Well

Akwa United will give their head coach, Abdu Maikaba, full support following his appointment as coach of Nigeria’s U-17 side, the Golden Eaglets. Maikaba who guided the Promise Keepers to their Aiteo Federation Cup success last season is now expected to combine his role as the club’s head coach with that of the Golden Eaglets, a task that will be made more cumbersome as the Uyo side will also compete in the CAF Confederation Cup for the second time next year. But officials of the Uyo side are prepared to give the gaffer the enabling environment to perform the tasks dutifully. “We don’t have problem with our coach (Maikaba) combining the two jobs,” an official of Akwa United said. “We are proud of his appointment as it shows he is recognised for the good job he has done here. ...
Akwa United’s Abdu Maikaba Named New Golden Eaglets Coach
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Akwa United’s Abdu Maikaba Named New Golden Eaglets Coach

Akwa United coach Abdu Maikaba has been named as new coach of the Nigeria Golden Eaglets, while Bala Nikyu will retain his post as the female U17s, the Flamingoes. These appointments were announced by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) today. This will be Maikaba’s first national team appointment. The Kano-born coach led Akwa United to win this year’s Aiteo Cup, which qualifies them to feature in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup. He will be assisted by Niger Tornadoes coach Abubakar Bala, radio journalist Bunmi Haruna and Osun United goalkeeper trainer Baruwa Abideen. Wikki Tourists coach Nikyu will be assisted by Toyin Ayinla,, Ajuma Peter Otache and Christian Obi, who will be goalkeeper trainer.
Akwa United To Start Pre-Season Programme November 2
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Akwa United To Start Pre-Season Programme November 2

Aiteo Cup champion, Akwa United, will resume training camp next week ahead of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The club made the announcement on their official Facebook account. Akwa defeated Niger Tornadoes 3-2 on penalties to win the 2017 Aiteo Cup, their second cup title in their history. They will represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup along side Enyimba. A statement from the club on their Facebook reads: “Pioneer Aiteo Cup winners and CAF Confederation Cup contenders for 2018 season Akwa United Football Club of Uyo have announced Thursday November 2nd, 2017 as the date for resumption of training ahead of the new Nigeria Professional Football League season. “Players and Coaches are mandated to report to camp in Uyo on or before Th...
Akwa United To Reverse Nigeria’s Failure In CAF Confederation Cup – Abdu Maikaba
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Akwa United To Reverse Nigeria’s Failure In CAF Confederation Cup – Abdu Maikaba

Abdu Maikaba, the Coach of Uyo-based Akwa United FC, on Wednesday said his team would reverse the disappointing records of Nigerian clubs in the Africa Football Confederation Cup with an excellent performance. Maikaba told the News Agency of Nigeria that the team would work in synergy with other clubs to achieve success. He said working with teams like Enyimba was imperative for greater and better results considering the former’s excellent record in the championship. The Akwa United’s coach also said he would not undermine the contributions of clubs with abysmal records so as to come out good for the cup. He said: “While teams like Enyimba will give us ideas on how to make success, the ones that failed will reveal to us their mistakes so that we can work on them.’’ Akwa Unit...
Desire For Continental Football Motivated Our AITEO Cup win – Akwa United’s Olorunleke Ojo
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Desire For Continental Football Motivated Our AITEO Cup win – Akwa United’s Olorunleke Ojo

Akwa United goalkeeper, Olorunleke Ojo, on Tuesday said that the team’s drive to win AITEO Cup on Sunday was a result of their resilience to play continental football next season. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akwa United won the maiden edition of the AITEO Cup on Sunday at the Agege Township Stadium on Sunday 3-2 against Niger Tornadoes. The team played under the watchful eyes of their number one supporter, Gov. Emmanuel Udom, who led other members of Akwa Ibom cabinet and his Lagos State counterpart, Akinwunmi Ambode. Other VIPs that graced the epic final were the CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, with some CAF top hierarchy, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), President, Amaju Pinnick and the Vice-President, Seyi Akinwunmi. Ojo was, however, hero of the match at his...
Deji Tinubu Lauds Choice Of Agege Stadium For AITEO Cup Final
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Deji Tinubu Lauds Choice Of Agege Stadium For AITEO Cup Final

The choice of Agege Township Stadium located in a close-packed area of the Lagos metropolis for the 2017 maiden AITEO Cup Final by the organisers is logical and administrative, says Deji Tinubu, the Chairman, State Sports Commission. “The choice of Agege stadium as venue for the cup is logical and administrative. “The use of the stadium means so much to us as it had played host to the CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad and other CAF executives. So, it is a right step. “The facilities at the stadium are of high standard that can host any final because we harp on quality infrastructure in Lagos State,” he told the NAN on Monday. The stadium had played host to the maiden AITEO Cup final displacing the former host, Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere with thousands of spectators and footbal...
Nigeria Calls Up Mikel, Moses, Ighalo, 20 Others For Zambia Clash
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Nigeria Calls Up Mikel, Moses, Ighalo, 20 Others For Zambia Clash

Skipper Mikel John Obi and forward Odion Ighalo (both based in China) and England –based Victor Moses, who bossed the two encounters against Cameroon earlier this month, retained their places, but Portugal –based goalkeeper Dele Alampasu dropped down to the standby sector alongside wing back Tyronne Ebuehi, and South Africa –based Daniel Akpeyi and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi return after injury knocked them out of the sessions against the African champions. The list is essentially the same personnel that decimated the Indomitable Lions, with defenders Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu, William Ekong and Elderson Echiejile, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, and Anthony Nwakaeme also included. Two home –based profess...
Enyimba Will Fight To The Finish For NPFL Title – Ogunbote
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Enyimba Will Fight To The Finish For NPFL Title – Ogunbote

Enyimba coach, Gbenga Ogunbote, says his team is not yet out of the title race in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League, and insists they will fight to the finish. With just three games left, Enyimba are currently fourth on 54 points, eight points behind leaders Plateau United who are on 62 points. MFM FC are in the second position with 59 points, while Akwa United are third on 54 points. Despite Enyimba’s current position, Ogunbote states that they will fight till the very last day of the season. “We are out of the AITEO Cup and only have the league title to focus on now,” Ogunbote said. “I am not ruling out our chances, we will give it a fight. We have just three games to determine that and let’s see how it goes,” the former Sunshine Stars boss says.. On En...
Ubong Ekpai Excited With Man Of The Match Award In Czech
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Ubong Ekpai Excited With Man Of The Match Award In Czech

Nigeria forward Ubong Ekpai has said he is delighted to score the winner for Zlin in a 1-0 win over Karvina and also be picked as the Man of the match. The lively forward scored the only goal of the game in the 65th minute, when he headed in a cross. “I am happy to win the game for my club, it was a tough game,” Ekpai said. “I thank God for the goal, I am so excited about it. “I was also named the man-of-the-match for my performance.” Former Kano Pillars and Akwa United star Ekpai has now scored two goals in three games this season.
We’ll Deliver Continental Ticket To Our Fans – Lobi Stars Coach
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We’ll Deliver Continental Ticket To Our Fans – Lobi Stars Coach

Chief Coach of Lobi Stars FC, Solomon Ogbeide, has assured that his team would pick a continental ticket from the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). According to him, his team will not back off from a good fight, as they will give all they can to attain higher heights. He made this known in an interview with the a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makurdi. He recalled that Lobi Stars last participated in the continental football show piece on April 10, 2013 and were latter dethroned by Akwa United in the FA Cup finals. “Maintaining fifth position from 8th on the log on July 16 when we won Remo Stars FC 3-2 with Ezekiel Mbah, Kingsley Edowu and Anthony Okpotu all bagging a brace, is encouraging. “With 45 points, Lobi Stars is hopeful to move from f...
Fans Ban Lifted For Kano Pillars Home Games
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Fans Ban Lifted For Kano Pillars Home Games

Fans will be allowed for Kano Pillars next two home games after they were banned for going on rampage during a game against Akwa United in the first round of the NPFL. The club were notified of the lifting of the ban through a letter by the League Management Company (LMC) Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, that the gates should be opened for their fans when Pillars welcome Enugu Rangers Sunday inside the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano. The decision by the LMC is for two matches and would enable the league organisers to ascertain the readiness of the fans to key into the drive for a free hooliganism match venues. According to Kano Pillars spokesman, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, the directive was necessitated following the club’s ability to meet the conditions and requirements in res...
Turkish Club Konyaspor Sign Imoh Ezekiel
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Turkish Club Konyaspor Sign Imoh Ezekiel

Turkish club Konyaspor Have confirmed Nigeria striker Imoh Ezekiel will sign for them Friday afternoon from Qatari club from Al Arabi. Konyaspor announced the transfer of the Nigeria U23 star on their Twitter handle. Incidentally, the club were interested in signing another Nigeria striker, Alhassan Ibrahim ‘Muazzam’ and even sent top officials to France to watch the Akwa United star in action with the Super Eagles last month. It was earlier reported he was in line to sign for the Turkish Super Lig club, who are based in Konya. They enjoy huge financial support from some of the country’s top politicians and last season they finished ninth on the table.
Akwa United Will Keep Working – Maikaba
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Akwa United Will Keep Working – Maikaba

Akwa United head coach Abdul Maikaba says his side playing approach earned them a 1-0 victory against Enyimba at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium. Musa Newman’s finish saw the Promise Keepers secure maximum points and moved up to the third position for the first time this season. “I’m very happy for my team’s victory against Enyimba. Right from time – before the game we know it will not be an easy match,” Maikaba told Goal. “Enyimba are a good team and they have shown that they can contest for the league title this season. They have a fantastic team. “But we tried to score early and had to hold on until the end of the tie. We prepared the mind of the players ahead of the game. We know that they have the quality and we needed to work on how to contain them. “What we did was that ...
Enyimba’s Loss To Akwa United Not A Setback – Anaemena
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Enyimba’s Loss To Akwa United Not A Setback – Anaemena

Ifeanyi Anaemena believes Enyimba’s loss to Akwa United will rather act as a booster in their quest for topflight glory and a return to the continent. On Sunday, the People’s Elephants were undone by a Musa Newman’s goal which saw them cease dominance of the Uyo side after two years. The result saw Gbenga Ogunbote’s men drop to seventh place in the log from the third occupied before the Nigeria Professional Football League Matchday 27 encounters. But the defender is confident the loss would enable them increase their efforts in a bid to achieve their set goals. “It’s a game anybody can win anybody can lose. It wasn’t our expectation so we lost 1-0,” Anaemena told Goal. “The fact that we dropped points hasn’t demoralised us, It will even give us a boost because we are working...
Top Ten Foreign Players In NPFL
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Top Ten Foreign Players In NPFL

The NPFL with the support of the League Management Company has been improving in recent years, thus attracting some African and South American players to the league. Cheapgoals.com take a look at ten foreign players in the NPFL this season in no particular order. 10. Paterne Counou (Benin) Defender (Akwa Utd) The defender has been with Akwa Utd since last year and as a result participated in the 2017 Africa Cup of nations in Gabon with Benin republic. He has featured consistently for Akwa united this season.
BREAKING NEWS: Abia Warriors Boss Okey Emordi Resigns
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BREAKING NEWS: Abia Warriors Boss Okey Emordi Resigns

Abia Warriors head coach Okey Emordi has called it quit as the club's technical adviser just after some months in charge of the Umuahia based club. The Nigerian ex-football player resignation comes less than 24hours after his side loses to visiting El -Kanemi in the week 9 game of the NPFL. Image result for okey emordi Emordi, who guided Enyimba Fc to a CAF Champions League success in 2004 joined Abia Warriors after a top-flight assignment, taking over the managerial responsibilities of C.O.D United Football Club. In a letter addressed to the Chairman of the club, Chief Emeka Inyama stated that Emordi said he had to leave the following series of poor results. El-Kanemi loss means Abia Warriors have lost four of their nine league matches this season and maintain just 11 point...

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