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Enyimba win record 8th NPFL title; Kano Pillars, Rangers finish 2nd, 3rd in Play-offs

Enyimba have emerged champions of the 2018-19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season after ending the Championship playoffs on a high note.

It is a record 8th triumph for the Aba club in the Nigerian top-flight.

Enyimba thrashed Akwa United 3-0 in their final game of the super 6 playoffs at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Wednesday.

Goals by Reuben Bala, Stanley Dimgba and Abdulrahmam Bashir secured the win for the Peoples Elephants.

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With the win, they finished top of the six-team table with 12 points from five matches.

In the other matches on Wednesday, Kao Pillars defeated Lobi Stars 1-0 to seal second spot, while Enugu Rangers beat FC Ifeanyiubah 4-2 to finish third.

Enyimba will now represent Nigeria at the CAF Champions League next season, alongside the runners-up, Kano Pillars.

Enugu Rangers finished on third spot, and so will go to the CAF Confederation Cup one more time, having played at the continental second tier last season.

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