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Six injured, some 'critically,' after gunmen open fire on FC Ifeanyi Ubah team bus

At least six people were injured when armed individuals attacked a bus carrying Nigerian Premier League club FC Ifeanyi Ubah to a scheduled league match at Jigawa Golden Stars.

The bus driver suffered gunshot wounds and at least five others, including players and members of the coaching staff, were "critically injured," according to a statement from the club.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah were five hours and 245 Km into their 14-hour, 822-Km road trip from Onitsha to Kano when they ran into the attackers dressed...

Saka extends Lobi's lead as Oriental Derby ends goalless

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 and ended in a goalless affair.

Saka was the match-winner for Stars; the veteran midfielder's 81st-minute effort earning the leaders a 1-0 victory against 10-men Kano Pillars.

Chris Madaki was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence and, within a minute, his dismissal had dire consequences as Saka headed home Ebube Duru's cross.

It was fourth time...

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, on an exciting weekend which saw the top four remain unchanged with 29 goals scored.

Lobi Stars completed an impressive comeback to earn a 3-2 home win against Rivers United, a result which ensured they opened a three-point lead at the top. The leaders had trailed at the half-time interval despite going ahead through Ezekiel Mbah's 18th-minute penalty.

The visitors turned the...

Honours even in Nigerian Clasico

Enyimba denied Kano Pillars top spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League, while relegation-threatened Kwara United produced a brilliant late comeback at Nasarawa United.

Kano Pillars 1-1 Enyimba
The Nigerian Clasico ended all square in Kano as Pillars' 100 percent home record this season was ended by Enyimba. There was always the fear factor surrounding the visitors in the build-up to the game; coach Paul Aigbogun enjoying a strong record at the Sani Abacha Stadium and the People's Elephant...

Aiteo Cup holders FC Ifeanyi Ubah fail to overturn Niger Tornadoes

Aiteo 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 after their shock 4-2 defeat in the first leg.

Godin Obaje's 85th minute penalty wasn't enough for the holders, who threw away a two-goal lead in the first leg in Lokoja.

Tornadoes stymied their opponents for much of the contest to set up a final showdown with either Akwa United or Sunshine Stars, who meet in the second leg of their double-header...