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Friday, 31 March 2017

2017 NPFL Table: Matchday 16 Results, Standings and Week 17 Fixtures

Akwa United FC Lineup against Lobi Stars
Lobi Stars FC returned to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) with a slim victory on Thursday, 30th March, 2017 to wrap up a full set of matchday 16 fixtures. The Ogenyi's tutored team came from a goal down in the early stage of the game to beat Akwa United FC 2 - 1 at the Aper Aku stadium in Makurdi to moved up to 6th place on the NPFL table.

Akwa United FC sensational winger, Moses Ebiye scored a solo goal in the 5th minute after being assisted by the Captain Otobong Effiong. While Dennis Nya equalized for Lobi Stars in the 30th minute from a penalty awarded after Semiu Laidi's clumsy challenge on Akleche Sunday in the 18-yard box.

The Benue State owned club side accomplished their target in the 57th minute when Anthony Okpotu took hold of the ball from a defensive mistake between defender Godspower Igudia and goalkeeper Emmanuel Iwu to score the winning goal for the home team.

Other midweek fixtures for week 16 were played yesterday with four draws and five home wins recorded.

Here are the full NPFL scores from the sixteen week's matches:

NPFL Matchday 16 Results
  • Rangers Int'l FC 1 - 1 Remo Stars FC
  • Wikki Tourists FC 1 - 0 Enyimba Int'l FC 
  • Rivers United FC 0 - 0 Plateau United FC
  • ABS FC 1 - 1 Gombe United FC
  • MFM FC 2 - 1 Abia Warriors FC
  • Kano Pillars FC 1 - 1 Nasarawa United FC 
  • Shooting Stars FC 1 - 0 El-Kanemi Warriors
  • FC Ifeanyiubah 1 - 0 Niger Tornadoes FC
  • Sunshine Stars FC 2 - 0 Katsina United FC
  • Lobi Stars FC 2 - 1 Akwa United FC 

Here's what the table looks like after the sixteenth week:

NPFL Current Table: Week 16 Standings
PositionClubP    W   D    L   GD   Pts
1MFM FC16934 730
2Plateau United FC168531229
3El-Kanemi Warriors16907 527
4Kano Pillars 15735 324
5Niger Tornadoes16736-124
6Lobi Stars FC16655 023
7Abia Warriors16646 122
8Enyimba Int'l FC16646 022
9ABS15645-322
10Nasarawa United FC16565 121
11FC Ifeanyiubah 16637-221
12Akwa United FC 16556 020
13Shooting Stars16475-119
14Katsina United FC15546-319
15Gombe United FC16547-419
16Wikki Tourists 15537-318
17Sunshine Stars15537-518
18Remo Stars15447-316
19Rivers United FC13364-115
20Rangers Int'l FC13346-313
[P=Played, W=Won, D=Drawn, L=Lost, GD=Goal Difference, Pts=Points] 

The Week 17 fixtures:

NPFL Fixtures: Week 17 (Weekend)
DateTime (Local)HomeAway
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.Remo Stars FCKatsina United FC
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.Plateau United FCWikki Tourists FC
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.FC IfeanyiubahSunshine Stars FC
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.Gombe United FCRivers United FC
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.Abia Warriors FCABS FC
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.Akwa United FCShooting Stars FC
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.El-Kanemi WarriorsKano Pillars FC
 Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.Nasarawa United FCMFM FC
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.Niger Tornadoes FCLobi Stars FC
Sunday, April 02 4 p.m.Enyimba Int'l FCRangers Int'l FC
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