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Osimhen's Punishments In Italy: Lessons For Nigerian League Administrators

Victor Osimhen was sanctioned for the second time this season and this time, a sports court fined him for simulation and trying to trick the referee into giving Napoli a penalty. There is a lesson from this action by the sport court for administrators of the Nigerian league Discipline and fair play is the hallmark of every good footballer and football at large.

  10 months ago ago
Osimhen's Punishments In Italy: Lessons For Nigerian League Administrators

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Meet the former Kwara United striker who is currently the highest goal scorer in Swedish League

The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) has produced various players that have played for the Super Eagles and teams across Europe. Another sensation product of the NPFL is proving his worth in the top flight Swedish football, Allsvenskan. Samuel Adegbenro, a striker for IFK Norrkoping scored a brace over the weekend in a 3-1 win over the Hammarby.

  10 months ago ago
Meet the former Kwara United striker who is currently the highest goal scorer in Swedish League

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NPFL Former Highest Goal Scorer Returns To The League.

Former Nigeria Professional Football League highest goal scorer, Junior Lokosa, has completed a return to the Nigeria topflight league as he teams up with Kwara State based outfit, Kwara United, ahead of the new Nigeria professional football league season. The petit striker was crowned the Nigeria professional football league 'Goal King' in 2018 as he scored a total of 19goals to emerge the 2017/2018 Nigeria professional football league highest goal scorer with Kano State based side, Kano Pillars.

  9 months ago ago
NPFL Former Highest Goal Scorer Returns To The League.

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Players And Coaches Who Moved To Other Clubs In The NPFL

Although the LMC has not released kick-off date for the 2021-2022 NPFL season, clubs have been busy signing players and coaches have moved too during the transfer window. We take a look at coaches and players who have joined new clubs in the transfer window Kalu Nweke joined Abia Warriors.

  10 months ago ago
Players And Coaches Who Moved To Other Clubs In The NPFL

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Former NPFL 'Goal King' Bags A Hattrick In Saudi Arabia

Former Nigeria professional football league highest goal scorer, Israel Abia, opened his goal account in Saudi Arabia with a hattrick as his Side,Al-Rawdhah Club, recorded a big home win earlier today in the Saudi Arabia third tier league. Israel who joined the Saudi Arabian side from Nigeria professional football league outfit, Enugu Rangers, has been handful for his new employees regardless firing blank althrough.

  9 months ago ago
Former NPFL 'Goal King' Bags A Hattrick In Saudi Arabia

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Exclusive: Mfon Udoh Was Not Sacked By Akwa United, His Contract Expired

On Monday, there were reports in the media that former NPFL top scorer, Mfon Udoh has been "sacked" by Akwa United, claiming that he, alongside another prominent member of the team, were involved in a protest before Akwa United's game in Algeria against CR Belouzidad

  10 months ago ago
Exclusive: Mfon Udoh Was Not Sacked By Akwa United, His Contract Expired

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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.

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

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Former NPFL 'Goal King' Scores Brace In Europa Conference League

Former Nigeria professional football league highest goal scorer, Stephen Odey, struck twice in the Europa league on Thursday night as his Dannish side, Randers FC, held Czech Republic outfit, Jablonec FC to a stalemate. The Czech Republic side, Jablonec FC, were faced with an uphill task in their quest for continental glory as they welcomed Dannish topflight league, Randers FC, to their Stadion Strelnice stadium, in one of the 16 games played in the European conference league on Thursday.

  9 months ago ago
Former NPFL 'Goal King' Scores Brace In Europa Conference League

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Nigerians Abroad: NPFL Joint Top Scorer Opens Goal Account in Portugal.

Nigeria professional football league 2020/2021 joint highest goal Scorer, Charles Atshimene, opened his goal account today in his side big win in Portugal. Portuguese giant's, CD Feirense, dismantled it's opponents in the Portuguese league cup (Taca De Portugal) running riots against, Vila Mean, in a six goals thriller.

  10 months ago ago
Nigerians Abroad: NPFL Joint Top Scorer Opens Goal Account in Portugal.

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Super Eagles players who rejoined their Nigerian boyhood clubs in 2021

Some football players play for one club all through their careers, but some others leave their boyhood clubs to play for other clubs. Some of these footballers return to their boyhood clubs at some points in their careers to help, rejuvenate or retire. Nigerian leagues are good, but there is a massive margin between them and European clubs in terms of qualities and facilities.

  10 months ago ago
Super Eagles players who rejoined their Nigerian boyhood clubs in 2021

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Kpakor: The More Ex-Internationals Handling NPFL Clubs The Better The Quality Of Our League

Former Nigeria midfield enforcer, Moses Kpakor believes the Nigeria Professional Football League will get better with ex Nigeria internationals taking up coaching roles at clubs. *L-R: Finidi George and Eddy Lord Dombraye. The former BCC Lions player who was a key member of the Super Eagles as a home-based player, made this observation against the backdrop of poor performance of Nigerian clubs on the continent, and Finidi George and Eddy Lord Dombraye recently taken up coaching roles at Enyimba and Lobi Stars respectively.

  10 months ago ago
Kpakor: The More Ex-Internationals Handling NPFL Clubs The Better The Quality Of Our League

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9 Beautiful Football Stadiums Located In Nigeria With More Than 10,000 Seating Capacity

While watching European football, we have seen a variety of world-class stadiums, yet some of us (Nigerians) pay less attention to what we have in our backyard. In Nigeria, I am glad to state that we are not left behind when it comes to standard football pitches, as the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has been working hard to ensure that we have the best football stadiums available.

  10 months ago ago
9 Beautiful Football Stadiums Located In Nigeria With More Than 10,000 Seating Capacity

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NPFL Transfer Updates: 19 Notable Players Who Have Changed Clubs Ahead Of 2021-22 Season

The 2021-2022 Nigeria Professional Football League season is expected to start this month and end in May. Hopefully, It will be exciting and devoid of money-related rancour, given the new financial muscle provided by new sponsors BET9JA, the betting company that recently firmed up a multi-year partnership deal with League Management Company.

  10 months ago ago
NPFL Transfer Updates: 19 Notable Players Who Have Changed Clubs Ahead Of 2021-22 Season

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Opinion: Why NPFL Must Curb Hooliganism And Assault At Match Venues

Nigerian football is once again enjoying a swell time, with Super Eagles currently soaring higher in 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers after two wins over Liberia and Cape Verde. But the story is not the same at the domestic scene after the 2020-2021 season was marred by violence at the match venue, which had a negative impact on team performance.

  10 months ago ago
Opinion: Why NPFL Must Curb Hooliganism And Assault At Match Venues

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Nigerian Leagues And Their Inconsistent Calendar: A Menace To Nigerian Football

A good football league thrives because of many variables, some of which are coordinated planning and consistency. Although Nigeria has professional leagues, proactive planning and consistency are far from consistent features of the league. While other leagues are planning on returning after the break, only one of the leagues in Nigeria has a return date.

  10 months ago ago
Nigerian Leagues And Their Inconsistent Calendar: A Menace To Nigerian Football

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The NPFL is 20 Team Horse Race, Says Imama Amapakabo

By Chuks Ogbu Abia Warriors coach Imama Amapakabo has declared his team resolve to challenge for the NPFL title in the upcoming season. He said this on Wednesday while reacting to questions from the media, at the Okigwe Township Stadium After Abia Warriors defeated highly rated Aba based non-league side Uchecaria FC by a 5-1 scoreline.

  10 months ago ago
The NPFL is 20 Team Horse Race, Says Imama Amapakabo

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Lobi Stars Have Completed The Signing Of Ufere Chinedu From Kwara United

The Makurdi based Nigeria Professional Football League team has successfully completed the signing of Ufere Chinedu for a one year deal. The sensational midfielder who featured for Kwara United in 2020/21 NPFL season joined Lobi Stars ahead of the new season. His outstanding performance with the Harmony boys last season attracted the interest of the of the Makurdi based NPFL team.

  10 months ago ago
Lobi Stars Have Completed The Signing Of Ufere Chinedu From Kwara United

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Congo Invitational Tournament: 26 NPFL Players Given Another Chance To Prove Their Mettle

Nigeria Professional Football League players have once again been given a chance to lay down the marker after a string of disappointing results in recent times. NPFL top scorer and NFF/Aiteo Cup Most Valuable Player, Silas Nwankwo of Nasarawa United, tops the list of 26 players to represent the country in an invitational tournament in Congo, which will feature the host nation, Nigeria, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone.

  10 months ago ago
Congo Invitational Tournament: 26 NPFL Players Given Another Chance To Prove Their Mettle

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NPFL News: The Ugly Nature Of Kwara United As The Management Refuse Paying Players Salaries

The welfare of players is the most paramount thing a team manager should be much concerned about. The way the players are being treated determines the kind of results you will get from them during matches. In Nigeria Professional Football League, some teams are so much interested in results without putting the welfare of the players first.

  10 months ago ago
NPFL News: The Ugly Nature Of Kwara United As The Management Refuse Paying Players Salaries

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The Pride of Rivers handed a tough opponent in CAF Champions league first round

The Pride of Rivers will be the only club representing Nigeria in the first round of the CAF champions league. Two teams qualified for the CAF champions league, Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) current champions Akwa United and runner-up Rivers united,but the former was knocked out by CR Belouizdad in the preliminary stage 2-1 on aggregate while Rivers United got the better of Young Africans of Tanzania (1-0) on both legs.

  10 months ago ago
The Pride of Rivers handed a tough opponent in CAF Champions league first round