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Meet All 20 Teams Competing For 2019/2020 NPFL Title



20 teams, one league, one trophy, one country, the Nigeria Professional Football League kicks off on November 3rd, 2019 after a lot of delays.

Nevertheless, action resume on Sunday afternoon and regular NPFL contenders continue to fight for the NPFL trophy and continental spots while the rest would be hoping against dropping into the Nigeria National League.

Meanwhile, for the new season, some teams have moved up from the Nigeria National League into the Nigeria Professional Football League as they replace four others who were relegated last season the teams are Adamawa United, Akwa Starlets, Jigawa Golden stars Warri Wolves

Abia Warriors

Nick: Ochendo Babes
Established: 2005
Home Ground: Umuahia Township Stadium
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Emmanuel Deutsch


Adamawa United

Home Ground: Ribadu Square
No of Title: NIL
Coach: Muhammed Bello


Akwa United

Nick: Promise Keepers
Established: 1996
Home Ground: Nest Of Champions, Uyo
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: John Obuh


Dakkada Fc

Home Ground: Nest of Champions Practice Pitch
No of Title: NIL
Coach: Caleb Osu


Delta Force

Nick: Delta Ambassador
Established: 2001
Home Ground: Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba
No of Title: NIL
Coach: Mbwas Mangut


Enugu Rangers

Nick: Flying Antelopes
Established: 1970
Home Ground: Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
No of Pl Titles: 7, (Most recent 2016)
Coach: Benedict Ugwu



Nick: The People’s Elephants
Established: 1976
Home Ground: Enyimba International Stadium
No of Pl Titles: 8 (Defending Champions)
Coach: Usman Abdallah


Jigawa Golden Stars

Nick: – Giant Killers
Established: unknown
Home Ground: Hadejia Stadium
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Issa Dodo


Nick: Naze Millionaires
Established: 1976
Home Ground: Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri
No of Pl Titles: 5 (Most Recent 1993)
Coach: Fidelis Ilechukwu


Ifeanyi Ubah

Nick: Anambra Warriors
Established: 2014
Home Ground: Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium, Anambra
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Uche Okagbue


■ Kano Pillars

Nick: Sai Masu Gida
Established: 1990
Home Ground: Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kano
No of Pl Titles: 4 (Most Recent 2014)
Coach: Ibrahim Musa


■ Katsina United

Nick: Changi Boys
Established: 1994
Home Ground: Karkanda Stadium, Kastina
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Henry Makinwa


■ Lobi Stars

Nick: Ortom Boys (Pride of Benue)
Established: 1981
Home Ground: Aper Aku Stadium, Markurdi
No of Pl Titles: 2
Coach: Gbenga Ogunbote


■ Mountain Of Fire Ministries Fc

Nick: Olukoya Boys
Established: 2007
Home Ground: Agege Stadium, Lagos
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Tony Bolus


Nasarawa United

Nick: Solid Minners
Established: 2003
Home Ground: Lafia Township Stadium
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Musa Wambai


Plateau United

Nick: The Peace Boys
Established: 1975
Home Ground: Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos
No of Pl Titles: 1 (2017)
Coach: Abdul Maikaba


■ Rivers United

Nick: Pride of Rivers
Established: 2016
Home Ground: Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Stanley Eguma


Sunshine Stars

Nick: Owena Waves
Established: 1995
Home Ground: Akure Township Stadium, Ondo State
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Tokunbo Akinyelure


■ Wikki Tourist

Nick: Bauchi Elephants
Established: 1992
Home Ground: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Garba Ibrahim (Interim)


■ Warri Wolves

Nick: Seasiders
Established: 1991
Home Ground: Warri Township Stadium
No of Pl Titles: NIL
Coach: Ngozi Elechi







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Daniel is a passionate lover of Nigerian football. Follows local football and the national teams religiously. Aside from writing, he also does Sports analysis on Radio. Write to me on or follow me on twitter@danycrusoe95



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