Enugu Rangers Win Nigeria Professional Football League Title [See Standings]

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Enugu Rangers Win Nigeria Professional Football League Title

Enugu Rangers have emerged as the champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League for the 2015/16 season after defeating Ikorodu United 2-1 away from home at the MKO Abiola Stadium on Sunday.

The Flying Antelopes won the Nigeria top-flight title for the first time in 32 years after Rivers United failed to beat Abia Warriors – meaning the Enugu based club side can no longer be caught.

First half goals from Obinna Nwobodo and Chisom Egbuchulam helped Rangers clinched the League title with a game left to spare.

Imama Amapakabo’s men could have waited for the last game of the season against El Kanemi Warriors on October 2, but Rivers United were held to a 0-0 draw by relegation-threatened Abia Warriors, while Wikki Tourists lost 1-0 against Shooting Stars.

Thus, Rangers with the win in Abeokuta, have an unassailable 60 points.

They lead their closest challengers, Rivers United by three points but with superior goals difference.

Nigeria Premier League Standings:

Pos Team P W D L GS GA +/- Pts
1 Enugu Rangers International FC Enugu Rangers 35 17 9 9 49 37 +12 60
2 Rivers United FC Rivers United 35 18 3 14 36 28 +8 57
3 Ifeanyi Uba United (Gabros FC) Ifeanyi Uba 35 16 8 11 37 32 +5 56
4 Wikki Tourists FC Wikki Tourist 35 15 9 11 44 29 +15 54
5 Sunshine Stars FC Sunshine Stars 35 14 11 10 44 35 +9 53
6 Lobi Stars FC Lobi Stars 35 15 7 13 39 35 +4 52
7 Kano Pillars FC Kano Pillars 35 15 6 14 46 39 +7 51
8 El Kanemi Warriors FC El Kanemi Warriors 35 16 3 16 37 38 -1 51
9 Nasarawa United FC Nasarawa United 35 16 2 17 41 41 +0 50
10 Enyimba International FC Enyimba 36 14 8 14 34 35 -1 50
11 Niger Tornadoes FC Niger Tornadoes 35 15 3 17 39 41 -2 48
12 Plateau United FC Plateau United 35 13 9 13 33 36 -3 48
13 Akwa United FC Akwa United 35 13 8 14 44 44 +0 47
14 Shooting Stars FC (3SC) Shooting Stars 35 14 5 16 41 47 -6 47
15 Abia Warriors FC Abia Warriors 35 11 12 12 33 38 -5 45
16 Heartland FC Owerri Heartland 35 11 10 14 24 29 -5 43
17 Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC MFM 35 11 9 15 35 40 -5 42
18 Warri Wolves FC Warri Wolves 35 11 9 15 28 38 -10 42
19 Ikorodu United FC Ikorodu United 35 7 11 17 32 54 -22 32
20 Giwa FC Giwa 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Source: Goal.com

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