Akwa United3rd in Nigerian Professional League
KwesèESPN rounds up the 64 matches of the 2018 Aiteo Cup played across various centres on Sunday.
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.
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.
The title-favourites in the Nigeria Professional Football League failed to show the stuff of champions on match-day 14.
Plateau United, MFM FC and Akwa United all secured wins in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup on Wednesday.
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
KweséESPN takes a look at the transfer shenanigans in the Nigeria domestic league, with Plateau United registering 50 players for the coming season.
Ahead of the 2017-18 Nigeria Professional Football League kickoff on Sunday January 14, KweséESPN profiles the league's contenders and new boys.
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.
The upcoming NFPL Invitational provides an opportunity for Enyimba and Plateau United to improve on their underwhelming preseason form.
Despite the new branding, the Nigeria Cup final concluded in familiar circumstances, as Akwa United defeated Niger Tornadoes in a penalty shootout.
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 have won the 2017 Aiteo Cup following a 3-2 penalty shootout win against Niger Tornadoes.
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.
Plateau United failed to capitalise on MFM's slip up, while Enugu Rangers made it three wins on the trot.
League leaders Plateau United suffered a shock defeat on a day when all 10 home teams walked away with three points.
Plateau United and MFM maintained their fight for Nigerian Professional Football League honours on Sunday, but Akwa United lost further ground.
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.
Plateau United maintained their five-point lead at the top of the standings, while Akwa United kept the pressure on the league leaders.
Akwa United forward Ubong Friday has been voted as the winner of the NPFL VAT wonder goal for match day 21.
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.
This week in the Nigeria Premier League saw Akwa United and Nasarawa United score huge victories.
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 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
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