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NFF Give Referees Tall Order

Nigeria Football Federation has sent out a strong warning to all officials who would be assigned for matches of the 2017 AITEO Cup competition starting on Wednesday to perform well or have their names permanently struck off the list of arbiters in the country. Chairman of the NFF Referees Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh warned that any referee found wanting ...

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Warriors Boss Happy With Shooting Stars Win

Abdullahi Usman Biffo has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his boys in their 2-0 win over visiting Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan in a Nigeria Professional Football League game at the weekend even as he dedicated the victory to the club’s  injured top scorer, Sunday Adetunji. Speaking to www.abiawarriorsfc.com shortly after the encounter decided at the Umuahia Township ...

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Biffo: Our NPFL Destiny Is In Our Hands

Abia Warriors coach Abdullahi Biffo has said that the fate of the club starving off relegation now lies in their hands. With four matches before the end of the season, Abia Warriors are in 10th place thanks to their 2-0 win over Shooting Stars on Sunday. Goals from Ndifreke Effiong and an own goal from Shooting Stars Alabe Osawe sealed ...

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Remo Stars Relegated With Four Matches To Go

Remo Stars have become the first club to be relegated from the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League season. The Sky Blues relegation to Nigeria’s second tier division was confirmed after they suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Rivers United with four matches remaining to play. They needed a win over Rivers United to keep their faint hopes of survival ...

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‘We Can Still Win The League’, Insists MFM’s Onuwa

Chukwuka Onuwa is upbeat about MFM’s chances of capturing the Nigeria Professional Football League title despite losing 1-0 to Plateau United on Sunday. Ibeh Johnson was the hero at the Rwang Pam Stadium as he got the goal that separated the two sides. But the midfielder, unfazed by the loss, says they will keep ‘pressuring’ Kennedy Boboye’s men. “We played ...

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Adeleye: All NPFL Games Are Now Potentially Dangerous

FC ifeanyi Ubah defender, Adeleye Olamilekan has disclosed to naijafootballplus.com ahead of their crunch tie against El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri that all NPFL games are ‘dangerous’ now that the season is nearing its completion. The former Bayelsa United defender opined that the teams in the top flight this season have gone gaga in their quest to avoiding relegation, picking a ...

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CHAN Eagles Slump 1-0 In Cotonou

The home-based Eagles fell 1-0 on Sunday in Cotonou against their hosts, Benin Republic in the first leg of their final qualifier for next year’s Championship of African Nations 9CHAN) to be hosted by Kenya. Sunday’s encounter turned out to be an anti-climax for the Nigerian team, as they held their own for all of 89 minutes, only for a ...

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Afeez Aremu Makes Benin Republic Glad

Afeez Aremu was the villain for Nigeria in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Benin Republic in the much-talked about Championship of African Nations (CHAN) first leg final qualifier played in Cotonou, but his childish howler with just a minute left on the clock was the tonic to set the hosts’ fans into ecstatic frenzy. Such it was that Aremu’s 89th minute ...

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Plateau United Sink MFM 1-0

Plateau United on Sunday moved one big step towards their first-ever Nigerian league title, as they are now six points clear at the top of the NPFL table, after sinking second placed MFM FC of Lagos 1-0 in pouring rain. The Jos-based club now have 62 points, while MFM FC are on 56 points with four rounds of matches to ...

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Ezenwa Wins ‘Round 1’ Against Ajiboye

Sunday’s starting line-up of the home-based Eagles in their Championship of African Nations (CHAN) first leg final qualifier against Benin Republic turned out to be victory on a personal level for the team’s captain, Ikechukwu Ezenwa against his rival for the number one shirt, Dele Ajiboye. Heading into the game in Cotonou, a section of the Nigerian media had been ...

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