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Sporting Lagos’ goalless draw highlights weekend NPFL fixtures

In the ongoing 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season, Sporting Lagos faced a disappointing day as they slipped down the NPFL table following a lacklustre display against Doma United at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan. The match ended in a goalless draw, despite Sporting Lagos dominating and creating numerous opportunities. They missed over six big chances, including former NPFL top scorer Junior Lokosa, resulting in their inability to secure a win.

This clash was just one of several thrilling fixtures that unfolded over the weekend, igniting the passion of football enthusiasts across the country.

The outcomes of Match Day 3 were as follows:

  • Enyimba International FC showcased their mettle with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Akwa United FC, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.
  • Bayelsa United FC, in a closely fought battle, faced a 1-2 defeat against Remo Stars FC.
  • Shooting Stars FC demonstrated their strength, securing a hard-fought 2-1 win against Gombe United FC, impressing fans with their resilience.
  • Sporting Lagos FC and Doma United FC engaged in a neck-and-neck goalless draw, delivering an intense spectacle for spectators, as both sides displayed unwavering determination.
  • Abia Warriors FC clinched a narrow 1-0 win against Kano Pillars FC, highlighting their competitive spirit and commitment.
  • Rangers International FC thrilled fans with a 2-1 victory over Niger Tornadoes FC, offering a gripping display of football prowess.
  • Rivers United FC and Kwara United FC locked horns in a gritty contest that culminated in a goalless draw, where both teams displayed their defensive fortitude.

On the previous day, Saturday, NPFL action continued with more remarkable matches:


  • Sunshine Stars FC and Heartland FC engaged in a thrilling 1-1 draw, with neither side willing to concede victory easily.
  • Katsina United FC and Lobi Stars FC showcased their tenacity in a goalless draw, illustrating the closely matched skills and determination of both teams.
  • Bendel Insurance FC emerged victorious with a pivotal 1-0 win over Plateau United FC, proving their determination and football prowess on the field.

The 2023/2024 NPFL season is undoubtedly off to a captivating start, offering football enthusiasts nationwide a blend of competition and unforgettable moments on the pitch.

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