After a prolonged break that lasted seven months the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) will kick off on Sunday, January 13.

The League Management Company has decided that the 2018/19 NPFL season of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday. The fixtures for the first matchday was released on Wednesday.

 

What is the format of the NPFL 2018/2019 season?

This NPFL season will be abridged.
The NPFL is expected to hold between January and May with 24 club teams in two groups.

Plateau United were the winners of last year’s edition of the Nigerian Professional Football League.

From the NPFL last season, no team relegated from the previous season. Four newly promoted teams from the lower division (NNL) have been established.

NPFL 2019 season
NPFL 2019 match ball

Which teams have been promoted to the NPFL season?

Four teams were promoted to the NPFL 2018/2019 season.
Bendel Insurance FC of Edo State make a return to the NPFL after 11 years. They are joined by Remo Stars FC of Ogun State from the South West.

Gombe United and Kada City were promoted from the Northern Conference tickets in the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 8 competition.

The Complete List of Teams Competing In the NPFL Season

24 teams will be competing for the ultimate football trophy in Nigeria. They will be divided into two groups.

GROUP A

Kwara United
Sunshine Stars
Enyimba
MFM FC
Wikki Tourists
Bendel Insurance
Rivers United
Remo Stars
Rangers International
Sunshine Stars

GROUP B

Nasarawa United
Abia Warriors
Plateau United
FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Kano Pillars
Heartland
Akwa United
El-Kanemi Warriors

Four matches from the first match day will be postponed.
The fixtures of the first NPFL match are as follows:

NPFL FIXTURES 2019

MATCHDAY 1 (GROUP A)

Kwara United vs Sunshine Stars

Enyimba vs MFM FC

MATCHDAY 1 (GROUP B)

Nasarawa United vs Abia Warriors

Plateau United vs FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Kano Pillars vs Heartland

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