Rivers United FC

Rivers United FC

1st in Nigerian Professional League

Rivers United heading to CAS over Nigerian league table after points-per-game decision Rivers United heading to CAS over Nigerian league table after points-per-game decision

The move bound to cause disarray given CAF deadline of Aug. 31 for federations to send in their inter-club representatives for the 2020/2021 season.

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.

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.

Honours even in Nigerian Clasico Honours even in Nigerian Clasico

Enyimba denied Kano Pillars top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a 1-1 draw.

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 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.

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.

Naive Rivers United kiss CAF Confederation Cup goodbye Naive Rivers United kiss CAF Confederation Cup goodbye

Rivers United, Nigeria's last representatives in CAF competition, were eliminated from the Confederation Cup after a 2-1 defeat by FUS Rabat.

Tady Etekiama gives AS Vita Champions League lifeline Tady Etekiama gives AS Vita Champions League lifeline

Tady Etekiama scored twice in the first half to set up AS Vita Club for their first victory of the African Champions League group phase, resurrecting

Plateau United extend lead in Nigeria as MFM stumble Plateau United extend lead in Nigeria as MFM stumble

Nigeria league leaders Plateau United were the big winners on match-day 21, while champions Enugu Rangers suffered another heavy defeat.

Midweek games return, as top guns look to extend lead Midweek games return, as top guns look to extend lead

Midweek games return on Wednesday in the NPFL, and based on fixtures and form, fans shouldn't expect radical changes at the top of the standings.

Atuloma scores as Rivers United sneak past FUS Rabat Atuloma scores as Rivers United sneak past FUS Rabat

Emeka Atuloma scored a winner 18 minutes from time as Rivers United defeated FUS Rabat in their CAF Confederation Cup clash on Wednesday.

Confederation Cup: Easy win for champions TP Mazembe Confederation Cup: Easy win for champions TP Mazembe

Holders TP Mazembe Englebert of DR Congo got off to a winning start on the opening weekend of the expanded group phase of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Rivers United shoulder Nigerian hopes in Africa Rivers United shoulder Nigerian hopes in Africa

Only one Nigerian club - Rivers United - is still in the running for continental glory this season.

NPFL Review: Enugu Rangers revival continues as Plateau United fall NPFL Review: Enugu Rangers revival continues as Plateau United fall

Rangers and Rivers United won their respective rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League games played on Wednesday.

Sunshine Stars win Austin Eguavoen's debut, Rangers, Rivers falter Sunshine Stars win Austin Eguavoen's debut, Rangers, Rivers falter

Sunshine Stars received a huge boost in a debut win under new manager Austin Eguavoen while Rangers's defeat drops the champions to 19th in the table.

CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup draw results CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup draw results

African Champs Sundowns will get a chance to make a point about last year's good fortune in the Champions League following the group stage draw.

Rangers bounce back with win over Kano Pillars as Kadiri Ikhana resigns Rangers bounce back with win over Kano Pillars as Kadiri Ikhana resigns

Rangers have suffered quite enough this season. But if their 3-1 win over Kano Pillars is anything to go by, it appears their woes are almost over.

Rivers United qualify for CAF Confederations Cup group stages Rivers United qualify for CAF Confederations Cup group stages

Nigerian side Rivers United have taken the final spot on the CAF Confederations Cup group stages after a 2-0 aggregate win against Rayon Sports.

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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