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Seven Nigerian Footballers Who Died In 2020 (Photos)

2020 was a sad year for the Nigerian football world, as a number of players passed away due to one factor or the other. See below. 1. Tiamiyu Kazeem: Remo Stars player Tiamiyu Kazeem met his death on 22 February 2020 after a SARS officer reportedly pushed him out of a moving vehicle.

  10 months ago ago
Seven Nigerian Footballers Who Died In 2020 (Photos)

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Meet Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi's wife who is a Creative Director

Daniel Akpeyi has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the South African Premiership. He has been a key part of Kaizer Chiefs' squad and Nigeria national team. The dependable custodian has played for Gabros International, Nasarawa United, Heartland, Warri Wolves and Chippa United in the past.

  9 months ago ago
Meet Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi's wife who is a Creative Director

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The NPFL Table After Akwa United, Nasarawa United And Kano Pillars All Won Today.

Table Toppers Akwa United returned to NPFL action today as they welcomed Jigawa Golden Stars to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Sunday evening. The Akwa United team were seen as clear favourites to win the game as they looked to extend their points at the top of the league table.

  9 months ago ago
The NPFL Table After Akwa United, Nasarawa United And Kano Pillars All Won Today.

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NPFL: Check Out The Golden Boot Table After Silas Nwankwo And Charles Atshimene Scored Yeaterday

Silas Nwankwo and Charles Atshimene have been regular scorers this season and they did not fail to register their names in the scoring sheet yesterday. Silas Nwankwo plays for Nasarawa United while Charles Atshimene plays for Akwa United. Photo: Silas Nwankwo. Silas Nwankwo scored an early goal to hand his team a victory over MFM FC.

  10 months ago ago
NPFL: Check Out The Golden Boot Table After Silas Nwankwo And Charles Atshimene Scored Yeaterday

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2020/2021 NPFL Week 35: Results And Goal Scorers As Akwa United Move Close To The League Title

Akwa United maintained its six points lead at the top of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table after a 3-0 win over Jigawa Golden Stars in their week 35 games. This put the Promise Keepers in pole position to win the league with three games to go.

  9 months ago ago
2020/2021 NPFL Week 35: Results And Goal Scorers As Akwa United Move Close To The League Title

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2020/2021 NPFL Week 33: Results And Goal Scorers

Nasarawa United cut Akwa United's lead at the top of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table to three points after week 33 games on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Sunday games produced seven home wins and three draws with a total number of 19 goals from ten games.

  10 months ago ago
2020/2021 NPFL Week 33: Results And Goal Scorers

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NPFL: Nasarawa United Hit By Mass Exodus Of Players

Nigeria Professional Football League side, Nasarawa United are witnessing a mass exodus of players. This writer gathered that eleven key players have so left the Solid Miners, with a few more also heading for the exit door during the off-season. Two of the players are moving abroad while others are joining other NPFL clubs who now see the Lafia based side as a veritable hunting ground for players.

  7 months ago ago
NPFL: Nasarawa United Hit By Mass Exodus Of Players

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Opinion: Kano Pillars May Qualify For CAF Champions League Today, If Two Results Be In Their Favour

The Nigerian League comes to an end today, as the 20 teams who were involved in the 2020/2021 Nigeria League season will face each other on the final day of the competition. Photo Credit: @PillarsFC || Twitter App. In my opinion, Kano Pillars may finish second and qualify for the CAF Champions League in place of second-placed Nasarawa United, if two results go in favour of Pillars at the end of the day, one being if Nasarawa United lose against Abia Warriors and the second being if Kano Pillars win Heartland FC.

  9 months ago ago
Opinion: Kano Pillars May Qualify For CAF Champions League Today, If Two Results Be In Their Favour

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NPFL Top Scorers After Super Eagles Striker Silas Nwankwo Net A Brace For His Club

Super Eagles striker Silas Nwankwo increased his goal tally for the season to 18 after scoring a brace for Nasarawa United against Sunshine Stars this evening. The one capped Nigerian international hit the brace in Nasarawa United's 4-0 thumping of the Owena Whales at the Lafia Township. The youngster opened the scoring for his side on the 11th minute of the encounter, before adding the second seven minutes later.

  9 months ago ago
NPFL Top Scorers After Super Eagles Striker Silas Nwankwo Net A Brace For His Club

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NPFL Team of the Season: Atshimene, Jude, Ali, Nwankwo make the cut

Which eleven players made it into our NPFL team of the season? Take a look below, and if you disagree use the comments box to add your suggestions. Our team of the season is in a 4-3-3 formation, and is as follows: Adeyinka Adewale - Akwa United

  9 months ago ago
NPFL Team of the Season: Atshimene, Jude, Ali, Nwankwo make the cut

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How The 2020-2021 NPFL Golden Shoe Winner Was Decided & The Total Prize Money

Photo Credit : Nasarawa United Charles Atshimene and Silas Nwankwo took their battle for the 2020-2021 Nigeria Professional Football League Season golden shoe battle to the last match of the campaign. Atshimene was trailing Silas Nwankwo by three goals with two games to go, but everything changed when the Akwa United striker scored a hat-trick in the match day 37 against MFM to level at the top with 18 goals and take the golden boot to the final day.

  9 months ago ago
How The 2020-2021 NPFL Golden Shoe Winner Was Decided & The Total Prize Money

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Opinion: As NPFL is Becoming Done and Dusted, Akwa United Will Be the 2020/2021 Champions

Akwa United had been arguably the team of the 2020/2021 season in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), sweeping through the league with a perfect home record and drawing most away games. The last time they came closer to win the league was in the 2019 season when they were among the Super 4 contenders.

  10 months ago ago
Opinion: As NPFL is Becoming Done and Dusted, Akwa United Will Be the 2020/2021 Champions

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New Aiteo Cup Champions, Bayelsa United Survive Auto Crash

Newly crowned Aiteo Cup Champions, Bayelsa United FC, were Monday involved in an auto crash from which all occupants of the team's bus emerged unscathed. According to reports made available to this reporter, a car ran into the path of the bus on their way Yenagoa from Benin-City, where they defeated Nasarawa on penalties to lift the trophy on Sunday.

  9 months ago ago
New Aiteo Cup Champions, Bayelsa United Survive Auto Crash

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Aiteo Cup: "We have the quality to stop Nasarawa United in Jos" - Daniel Barnabas

Adams, Jesse Odoba Gombe United forward has spoken out about his side big side clash with Nigeria Professional Football League side, Nasarawa United in the quarter finals of the 2021 edition of the Aiteo cup in Jos. The enterprising player who has been in a fine form for Gombe United however said though his side will be seen as an underdog in this clash, they are motivated to spring a big surprise as his team has the quality in terms of playing and coaching personnel they have at their disposal.

  9 months ago ago
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Nwankwo's Lone Strike Earns Nasarawa United A Place In Aiteo Cup Semi Finals

Nasarawa United are on the verge of playing in their second Aiteo Federation Cup final following a narrow 1-0 victory over hard-fighting Nigeria National League side, Gombe United. Red-hot Silas Nwankwo scored the only goal of the afternoon for the Solid Miners on the depth of the first-half after being released by defender, Tebo Franklin.

  9 months ago ago
Nwankwo's Lone Strike Earns Nasarawa United A Place In Aiteo Cup Semi Finals

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NPFL: Akwa United maintain the top spot; League table after match day 32;

After a suspense filled match day 32 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), all matches have had the blast of the final whistle. Before today, after match day 31, Akwa United were the league leaders with Nasarawa United and Kano Pillars having a chance to take over the lead.

  10 months ago ago
NPFL: Akwa United maintain the top spot; League table after match day 32;

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Aiteo Cup Final: NPFL Goal King, Nwankwo Gives Nasarawa Utd Bragging Right Against Bayelsa United

All eyes will be on Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer, Silas Nwankwo when he leads the line for Nasarawa United against Bayelsa United in Aiteo Cup final at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin-City on Sunday. Nothing else gives the Solid Miners the bragging rights order than parading the top scorer in the Nigerian elite division against their Nigeria National League opponents who will be looking to continue their giant-killing run at the refurbished stadium, which serves as home ground to NNL side, Bendel Insurance.

  9 months ago ago
Aiteo Cup Final: NPFL Goal King, Nwankwo Gives Nasarawa Utd Bragging Right Against Bayelsa United

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NPFL: Akwa United Set To Win First Title In 25 Years Of Its Existence

Akwa United will on Sunday attempt to win their first Nigeria title in their 25 years of existence when they host MFM FC in the last but one fixture of the 2020-2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo. The Promise Keepers currently top the standings with 68 points, six points adrift of Nasarawa United and Enyimba in second and third positions respectively, and a win against MFM will see them amass 71 points and secured the title in front of home fans.

  9 months ago ago
NPFL: Akwa United Set To Win First Title In 25 Years Of Its Existence

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Tebo Franklin Completes Loan Switch To BK Hacken

Swedish Allsvenkan Club BK Hacken have announced the signing of highly rated Nigerian Central defender Tebo Franklin on a five month loan deal. Franklin Tebo last played for Nasarawa United in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL). The transfer was confirmed on Saturday morning after the Nigerian International arrived Sweden during the week.

  9 months ago ago
Tebo Franklin Completes Loan Switch To BK Hacken

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2021 Aiteo Cup: Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens Emerge Double Aiteo Cup Champions

According to PREMIUM TIMES, Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens emerged the winners of the men's and women's 2021 Aiteo Cup. The final matches were played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin on yesterday, Sunday, 8th of August, 2021. Furthermore, Bayelsa United defeated Nasarawa United 4-3 on penalties after a thrilling 2-2 draw in regulation time while the Yenagoa based Bayelsa Queens defeated Lagos based FC Robo 4-2 to both lift the 2021 Aiteo Cup trophy in both men and women categories.

  9 months ago ago
2021 Aiteo Cup: Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens Emerge Double Aiteo Cup Champions