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Shooting Stars score first NPFL goal in a match day one game since their return to the elite league in 2015. (Photo: LMC)

FT 3SC 2-0 Lobi. The Oluyole Warriors were the only stars in the sky today. Two wonderfully taken goals resulted in a win for the Ibadan side. #SHOLOB

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FT Katsina Utd 2-1 Gombe Utd. A game between two newly promoted sides was won by the home side.  #KATGOM

FT Wikki 0-0 Nasarawa United. Coach Baba Ganaru could not beat his former side as the Solid Miners were solid enough to hold firm in Bauchi  #WIKNAS

FT ABS 3-1 Akwa. The Ilorin club returned to the NPFL with a brilliant win over the tactically sound Promise Keepers.   #ABSAKW

FT Remo Stars 1-2 Plateau Utd. Plateau United welcomed Remo to the Mount Everest of Nigerian league football with a defeat at home.  #REMPLA

FT: Rangers 1-2 Abia Warriors. The champions have opened their campaign in the new season with a defeat at home. It’s their first defeat to Abia Warriors in the top-flight league. #RANABI

FT Enyimba 1-0 Sunshine. The former champions have won their first game of the seaon. Maybe Calabar would be a good home for them. But it’s early days yet.  #ENYSUN

FT MFM 3-0 Tornadoes. The Lagos-based side have opened their campaign with a commanding win at home. Lagos fans must be excited.  #MFMTOR

FT Rivers Utd 2-1 El-Kanemi. The Stanley Eguma charges have won their first game of the season

66′ GOAL! 3SC 2-0 Lobi. The Oluyole Warriors double their lead. It’s Sunday Faleye who comes off the bench to score for 3SC. Fastest goal in the history of NPFL  #SHOLOB.

89′ GOAL! Rivers Utd 2-0 El-Kanemi. Former Heartland forward Emeka Ogbugh finishes beautifully. It looks all but sealed for the home side. #RIVELK.

77′ Wikki 0-0 Nasarawa #WIKNAS. Wikki coach Baba Ganaru makes final substitution as Onyelonu goes off for Mubarak Umar. Anxious moment in Bauchi.

72′ And the visitors go in front in Enugu. Rangers 1-2 Abia Warriors #RANABI Godwin Zaki clinically converts the spot kick.

70′ Penalty! Rangers 1-1 Abia Warriors #NPFLIsBack #RANABI. Chibuzor Madu handles Godwin Zaki’s cross inside the box to earn the visitors a spot kick.

61′ Rangers 1-1 Abia Warriors #RANABI. It’s been a keenly contested game between theses southeastern sides, even as Daniel Etor comes on for his Rangers debut in place of Fortune Omoniwari.

53′ Wikki 0-0 Nasarawa. This is the only game yet to produce a goal as both sides have refused to give in #WIKNAS. Meanwhile, substitution for Nasarawa United. Ishaya Anyu comes on for Aminu Kadir

51′ The Peoples Elephant are still ahead in Calabar by a lone goal. They have just brought on Ismaila Gata for Chukwude #ENYSUN.

46′ Remo Stars 1-1 Plateau Utd. Newcomers Remo are still sharing the spoils in Sagamu. #REMPLA. Second half on the way.

Half Time in Ibadan. It’s Shooting Stars 1-0 up against Lobi Stars. That was their first goal in a match day one game since their return to Nigeria’s top-flight league in 2014/15 season.

Half Time results across eight match venues #NPFLIsBack

MFM 3-0 Tornadoes
ABS 2-1 Akwa Utd
Rivers Utd 1-0 El-Kanemi
Wikki 0-0 Nasarawa
Rangers 1-1 Abia Warriors
Katsina Utd 2-1 Gombe Utd
Remo Stars 1-1 Plateau Utd
Enyimba 1-0 Sunshine

36′ Suleiman Ibrahim scores to put Katsina United back in front! Katsina Utd 2-1 Gombe Utd #KATGOM.

30′ ABS are back in front as Stone Evbuomwan slots home from the spot to make it ABS 2-1 Akwa United #ABSAKW.

31′ MFM go goal crazy! MFM 3-0 Tornadoes. Adegboyega Adekunle strikes third for the prayer warriors. #NPFLIsBack #MFMTOR

26′ Goal! Rivers United are a goal up at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt. Goal was scored by Guy Kuemian, who stabs  home from Lukman Mohammed’s skewed effort.

22′ GOAL! Rangers 1-1 Abia Warriors. What a game at the Cathedral. Emeka Isaac’s 25-yard attempt finds the net. #RANABI .

25′ GOAL! MFM 1-0 Tornadoes #MFMTOR. Sikiru Olatunbosun puts the home team in front at the Agege stadium.

You are welcome to our live updates of match day one of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

There are nine games ongoing across the country.

Today’s Fixtures

Enyimba FC Vs Sunshine Stars
Enugu Rangers Vs Abia Warriors
MFM FC Vs Niger Tornadoes
Shooting Stars Vs Lobi Stars
ABS FC Vs Akwa United
Remo Stars Vs Plateau United
Katsina United Vs Gombe United
Rivers United Vs Elkanemi Warriors
Wikki Tourists Vs Nasarawa United.