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Lobi Stars FC players injured as their bus goes up in flame
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Lobi Stars FC players injured as their bus goes up in flame

Several Lobi Stars Football Club players were injured when their bus was gutted by fire last night before Adaka Village on Naka Road, few kilometers away to Makurdi, on their way back from Ilorin Kwara State where the Club achieved a 1-0 victory from Kwara United in an NPFL 2019/2020 Match Day 22.     It was gathered that the incident occurred as a result of an auto electrical fault that sparked up the fire.   Though no life was lost, several players sustained varying degrees of injuries while trying to escape from the burning bus. There was colossal losses in property as all the contents of the vehicle were burnt.     A statement issued by the club's spokesman, Austin Tyowua said that the injured players are receiving medical attent...
Federation Cup: No team can stop Lobi Stars now – Ogunye
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Federation Cup: No team can stop Lobi Stars now – Ogunye

The Pride of Benue hitman has tasked his teammates to play their game with the Pride of Rivers with undivided attention on Friday in Ijebu Ode Lobi Stars striker, Austin Ogunye has stated that their Federation Cup quarter-final tie with Rivers United is decisive for their continental hopes. The Pride of Benue beat Enugu Rangers 2-0 in the Round of 16 while the Pride of Rivers stopped the impressive run of Warri Wolves at the same stage to set up a mouthwatering last eight encounter. “It is a decisive tie for us because we know it is the only route for us to qualify for the continent after the experience we had in the league,” Ogunye told Goal.
NPFL Super Six: Lobi Stars striker Sikiru Alimi relishing return to Lagos
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NPFL Super Six: Lobi Stars striker Sikiru Alimi relishing return to Lagos

In an exclusive interview with Goal, the striker - who started out from the Center of Excellence - says he is very happy to be back at his roots Lobi Stars striker Sikiru Alimi has given the thumbs up to the choice of Lagos as the venue for the season-ending Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) play-offs. Alimi, who previously starred for Lagos-based Nigeria National League side First Bank PLC before heading down south to join Warri Wolves, described the Super Six as a home-coming of sorts. The striker has impressed for the Pride of Benue both in the Caf Champions League and on the domestic scene and has promised to show Lagos fans what they have been missing in him.
Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars draw closer to playoff spots
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Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars draw closer to playoff spots

The two former league champions secured favourable results away from home to boost their push for places in the Super Six Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars have maintained their second spots in Group A and B of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following favourable results on Thursday. While Lobi forced Rivers United to a 1-1 draw at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Pillars got the job done in Damaturu where they beat the already relegated Yobe Stars 1-0. In the game played in Port Harcourt, Kunle Odunlami’s own goal in the 26th minute had given the Pride of Benue the lead before Stanley Eguma’s men got the leveller just after the hour mark through Adebambo Ademola.
CAF Champions League: Gor Mahia Gorge Lobi Stars
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CAF Champions League: Gor Mahia Gorge Lobi Stars

Lobi Stars seem to have run into a dead end in their quest to enter the group stages of the CAF Champions League as they were beaten 3-1 by Gor Mahia yesterday at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. Solomon Ogbeide And unless Lobi turn the tables around in the second leg it could be another early ouster for a Nigeria clubside in the continental contest. Gor Mahia’s Samuel Onyango scored a brace, after Jacques Tuyisenge had opened scoring in the first half Lobi’s Samuel Mathias pulled one back with a header to give Lobi a hope of fight back when they play Gor Mahia in Enugu on December 22.
NPFL Resumes August 12
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NPFL Resumes August 12

Plans are well underway for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to resume on August 12 after it was put on hold on account of the NFF power tussle. The NPFL, which is managed by the League Management Company (LMC), was originally planned to resume on July 18 after the World Cup break. “If all things work as expected, the league should start next weekend as proposed by the LMC,” top officials said in Benin City last week. “We have informed  stakeholders as the date has been approved, let’s just hope things normalise before next week.” Lobi Stars top the NPFL with 43 points after 24 rounds of matches, while Akwa United are two points behind. Only the NPFL champions will now feature in next year’s CAF Champions League after the country’s slots to the annual competition we...