Akwa United

Akwa United

9th in Nigerian Professional League

Shooting Stars, Heartland dumped out of Aiteo Cup Shooting Stars, Heartland dumped out of Aiteo Cup

KwesèESPN rounds up the 64 matches of the 2018 Aiteo Cup played across various centres on Sunday.

Akwa United close the gap on league leaders Akwa United close the gap on league 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.

Saka extends Lobi's lead as Oriental Derby ends goalless Saka extends Lobi's lead as Oriental Derby ends goalless

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.

NPFL wrap: Top four remain unchanged NPFL wrap: Top four remain unchanged

The title-favourites in the Nigeria Professional Football League failed to show the stuff of champions on match-day 14.

Nigerian clubs progress in CAF competitions Nigerian clubs progress in CAF competitions

Plateau United, MFM FC and Akwa United all secured wins in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup on Wednesday.

Top three on fire in NPFL 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

NPFL clubs and consequences of transfer madness NPFL clubs and consequences of transfer madness

KweséESPN takes a look at the transfer shenanigans in the Nigeria domestic league, with Plateau United registering 50 players for the coming season.

KweséESPN's complete NPFL Season Preview KweséESPN's complete NPFL Season Preview

Ahead of the 2017-18 Nigeria Professional Football League kickoff on Sunday January 14, KweséESPN profiles the league's contenders and new boys.

CHAN Super Eagles held by NPFL champions Plateau United in Super Six CHAN Super Eagles held by NPFL champions Plateau United in Super Six

Nigeria's CHAN team were held by NPFL champions Plateau United in the second day of Super Six action, with Kano Pillars and Akwa United also drew 0-0.

NPFL Invitational represents opportunity for indifferent Enyimba, Plateau United NPFL Invitational represents opportunity for indifferent Enyimba, Plateau United

The upcoming NFPL Invitational provides an opportunity for Enyimba and Plateau United to improve on their underwhelming preseason form.

Aiteo Cup 2017: The Complete Review Aiteo Cup 2017: The Complete Review

Despite the new branding, the Nigeria Cup final concluded in familiar circumstances, as Akwa United defeated Niger Tornadoes in a penalty shootout.

Aiteo Cup Final lays foundation for greatness Aiteo Cup Final lays foundation for greatness

The Aiteo Cup is done and dusted, and it provided further proof that Nigeria's domestic football is once again on the rise.

Akwa United hold nerve to win Aiteo Cup Akwa United hold nerve to win Aiteo Cup

Akwa United have won the 2017 Aiteo Cup following a 3-2 penalty shootout win against Niger Tornadoes.

Pyagbara stars in big Akwa win, champions crash out Pyagbara stars in big Akwa win, champions crash out

Plateau United's hopes of a League and Cup 'double' went up in smoke on Sunday following a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Niger Tornadoes.

NPFL wrap: Plateau miss a golden chance NPFL wrap: Plateau miss a golden chance

Plateau United failed to capitalise on MFM's slip up, while Enugu Rangers made it three wins on the trot.

Nigeria League wrap: Plateau suffer shock loss Nigeria League wrap: Plateau suffer shock loss

League leaders Plateau United suffered a shock defeat on a day when all 10 home teams walked away with three points.

NPFL Wrap: Akwa lose ground on leaders Plateau NPFL Wrap: 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.

Akwa United face Rivers in potential banana skin Akwa United face Rivers in potential banana skin

Akwa United's title challenge faces a stern test on Wednesday when they travel to Port Harcourt for a rescheduled NPFL fixture against Rivers United.

NPFL Wrap: Top four remain unchanged NPFL Wrap: Top four remain unchanged

Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the standings, while Akwa United kept the pressure on the league leaders.

Ubong Friday wins NPFL VAT wonder goal Ubong Friday wins NPFL VAT wonder goal

Akwa United forward Ubong Friday has been voted as the winner of the NPFL VAT wonder goal for match day 21.

Tempers flare on Match Day 18 of Nigeria Premier League action Tempers flare on Match Day 18 of Nigeria Premier League action

Match Day 18 in the Nigeria Premier League saw supporters get rowdy in two venues plus the Enugu Rangers losing patience and sacking their coach.

Alhassan grabs hat trick for Akwa while Nasarawa run riot in NPFL Alhassan grabs hat trick for Akwa while Nasarawa run riot in NPFL

This week in the Nigeria Premier League saw Akwa United and Nasarawa United score huge victories.

Stephen Odey hits double figures as MFM defeat NPFL leaders Plateau 2-1 Stephen Odey hits double figures as MFM defeat NPFL leaders Plateau 2-1

It won't be long before NPFL followers run out of adjectives to describe 19-year-old striker Stephen Odey following his brace against leaders Plateau.

El Kanemi reach home field milestone, Ubong Friday continues Akwa's revival El Kanemi reach home field milestone, Ubong Friday continues Akwa's revival

El Kanemi win 20th straight at home, Akwa United continue to rise up the table after disastrous start headline Nigerian Premier League Matchday 13.

Nigeria Professional Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Rivers United .. 38 +34 77
2 Plateau United 38 +21 67
3 Remo Stars 38 +17 62
4 Kwara United 38 -2 58
5 Enugu Rangers 38 +11 56
6 Nasarawa Unite.. 38 -6 53
7 Enyimba 38 +3 52
8 Gombe United 38 0 52
9 Akwa United 38 -1 52
10 Wikki Tourists 38 -1 52
11 Sunshine Stars 38 0 51
12 Niger Tornadoe.. 38 -6 51
13 Abia Warriors 38 +6 50
14 Dakkada FC 38 -7 49
15 Lobi Stars 38 -12 49
16 Shooting Stars.. 38 -4 48
17 Katsina United 38 -8 48
18 Heartland 38 -16 47
19 Kano Pillars 38 -4 45
20 MFM FC 38 -25 36
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