Niger Tornadoes

Niger Tornadoes

12th in Nigerian Professional League

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.

Niger Tornadoes defender dies in traffic accident Niger Tornadoes defender dies in traffic accident

Niger Tornadoes defender Hussaini Isah passed away in Minna, Niger State, on Monday evening after reportedly being struck by a motorcycle.

Lobi Stars pull further clear at the top Lobi Stars pull further clear at the top

Lobi Stars moved five points clear at the top of the NPFL table on Sunday thanks to a 1-0 home win against Sunshine Stars.

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.

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.

Aiteo Cup holders FC Ifeanyi Ubah fail to overturn Niger Tornadoes Aiteo Cup holders FC Ifeanyi Ubah fail to overturn Niger Tornadoes

Cup holders FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated Niger Tornadoes 1-0 in Nnewi on Thursday in their semi-final second leg, but still lost out 4-3 on aggregate.

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.

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.

Shortlist announced for NPFL-VAT wonder goal Shortlist announced for NPFL-VAT wonder goal

League Management Company (LMC) has announced a shortlist of three players for the NPFL-VAT wonder goal series for goals scored on match day 21.

Niger Tornadoes strengthen squad with mid-season signings Niger Tornadoes strengthen squad with mid-season signings

Niger Tornadoes coach Abubakar Bala has tipped his 'quality' mid-season recruitments to improve his squad and compete with the best in the league.

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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