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2015/2016 NPFL season lives up to expectation with winners and losers


Enugu Rangers were crowned champions after a 32-year wait as they defeated El Kanemi Warriors 4-0 at home to finish tops on the final day of the 2015/2016 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League.  ‘The Flying Antelope’ finished on 63 points from 36 matches, three points ahead of runners-up Rivers United.  Both teams will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League, while third-placed Wikki Tourists, who defeated Sunshine Stars 2-0, will feature in the CAF confederation Cup.



The match between Plateau United and Heartland at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos was abandoned, according to officials. Heartland spokesman Cajetan Nkwopara claimed the home team’s fans invaded the pitch 20 minutes from time when his club scored a second goal. However, another version of the story said the Heartland goal was not recorded and so the Owerri club refused to continue with the game. We await final decision from the League Management Company as direct relegation contenders MFM FC registered a 1-0 win over FC Ifeanyi Ubah thus all but ensuring survival. Warri Wolves joins Ikorodu United and Giwa FC as the clubs that have been relegated to the Nationwide league despite a 1-0 home win over Ikorodu United.



Mohammed Babaganaru has announced his resignation as coach of Kano Pillars on the final day of the season Sunday. Pillars were forced to a 1-1 draw at home by Niger Tornadoes.  Babaganaru, who won the Pillars back-to-back champions three seasons ago, was posting his second spell at the club after he moved to Nasarawa United.  


Full Matchday 36  Results
Wolves 1-0 Ikorodu
Wikki 2-0 Sunshine
Abia Warriors 2-1 3SC
Akwa 1-2 Rivers Utd
Lobi 2-0 Nasarawa
MFM 1-0 Ifeanyiubah
Pillars 1-1 Tornadoes
Rangers 4-0 El-Kanemi

*Plateau United 1-1 Heartland

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