Remo Stars continue to soar in the NPFL driven by the unstoppable Sikiru Alimi, while Enyimba disappointed their fans again.
Remo Stars continued their sparking form, ignited by the exceptional performance of ‘Man on Fire’, Sikiru Alimi, while continue to grapple with disappointment.
16:42 - 31.10.2023
Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel stressed the difference between South Africa's SPL and Nigeria's NPFL and explained why more Nigerians are keen on moving to Europe than stay in the local league
23:03 - 29.10.2023
The game between Sporting Lagos and Niger Tornadoes ended in controversy as the away side put up a fight in Lagos.
Remo Stars vs Shooting Stars: Alimi inspires derby joy
The Sky Blues, a team that has been steadily climbing the ranks in the NPFL, had their moment in the spotlight as they soared to another derby success in the midweek fixtures.
Remo made it back-to-back wins in the Southwest Derby with Alimi the standout player for the league leaders in Ikenne.
The Super Eagles star has found his scoring boots and is a man of fire at the moment after his brace fired Remo to an emphatic 3-0 demolition of their visitors Shooting Stars on Wednesday evening.
Both goals were scored in either half, the first a penalty before a calm finish to wrap things up after academy graduate Ahmed Akinyele’s first-ever goal in the top flight had the Stars in front.
Alimi has now scored five goals in four matches this season for Remo in the NPFL and sits joint-top in the race for the Golden Boot.
The unwavering spirit of the Nigerian international and his remarkable form this season has solidified his status as a player to watch out for in the NPFL.
Enyimba Fail Again
The People’s Elephant recent performances have not met the expectations of their supporters so far, leaving many eagerly awaiting a turnaround in their fortunes.
Enyimba went, saw but failed to conquer their hosts, Niger Tornadoes after a goalless affair in Minna. The Elephants had their goalkeeper, Ojo, to thank for leaving with a share of the spoils as he made crucial saves to deny the Ikom Allah Boys.
As the 2023/2024 season unfolds, the contrasting journeys of Remo Stars and Enyimba add depth and intrigue to the league.
Elsewhere in the NPFL, Akwa United finally had a reason to smile after a narrow 1-0 win over Gombe United in Uyo ended a run of five matches without a win.
Rivers United shared the spoils in Owerri with hosts Heartland, while Kano Pillars dismantled Bayelsa United 3-0 in Kano.
Noisy Lagosians, Sporting Lagos and Abia Warriors lost 2-1 to Kwara United and Sunshine Stars in controversial circumstances respectively.
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11:41 - 27.10.2023
Nigerian champions Enyimba were thrown out of the African Football League, AFL, by Wydad Casablanca.
09:41 - 24.10.2023
Morocco's Wydad Casablanca and Enyimba FC of Nigeria are set for a head-to-head battle in the African Football League, AFL.
09:41 - 23.10.2023
It was the Southwest Derby in the NPFL as Remo Stars hosted Sporting Lagos and their Barbie Boy in Ikenne.
22:11 - 22.10.2023
Rem Stars have stirred the pot after taking all bragging rights in the Southwest Derby against Sporting Lagos in the NPFL.
08:49 - 22.10.2023
What you need to know about the clash between Nigeria's Enyimba and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the African Football League, AFL.
11:55 - 21.10.2023
A look at the players set to light up Ikenne as Sporting Lagos and Remo Stars face off in the first Southwest Derby this season in the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL.
13:56 - 24.10.2023
Enyimba hosted the Moroccan side, Wydad Casablanca, in the first leg of the quarterfinal in the Africa Football League, AFL.
12:25 - 31.10.2023
Flimsy Elephants - Enyimba's Finidi George throws Nwankwo Kanu-led board under the bus after disgraceful AFL run
Finidi George has exposed the ineptitude of Nwankwo Kanu and other management staff at Enyimba after the embarrassing outing in the AFL.