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Impressive stats as 2023/24 NPFL season enters mid-season break

The 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season has reached the mid-season mark, and the statistics released by the NPFL Competitions Department reveal some impressive stats.

Intrestingly, a total of 379 goals were scored in 185 games, averaging over two goals per match.

Here are some key highlights from the mid-season stats:

  1. Goal Scorers: Remo Stars’ Sikiru Alimi emerged as the most prolific scorer at the halfway mark with 11 goals.
  2. Wins and Draws: There were a total of 139 wins recorded, with 46 draws. Ten away victories added to the competitive nature of the league.
  3. Home vs. Away Goals: Home teams scored 271 goals, while visiting teams contributed 108 goals.
  4. Penalties: A total of 47 penalties were awarded, with 37 successfully converted and ten missed.
  5. Own Goals and Hat-tricks: Nine own goals were recorded, and there were three hat-tricks in the first half of the season.
  6. Discipline: Referees issued 724 cautions and expelled 23 players from matches for various rule breaches, emphasizing the importance of discipline.
  7. Top Teams: Lobi Stars of Makurdi led the league at the mid-season point with 36 points, scoring 22 goals and conceding 15. Remo Stars stood out as the most prolific goal-scoring team with 27 goals.
  8. Defensive Prowess: Rivers United showcased the strongest defense, conceding only 10 goals, while Bayelsa United topped the list for most goals conceded with 32.

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