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Full List: 20 Football Teams participating in Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2021-22 Season

The Nigeria Professional Football League is the highest level of the Nigerian football league system, for the Nigerian Club-football Championships.

The 2021-22 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will be the 51st season of the top-flight league in the Nigeria football league system and the 32nd since its rebranding.

The 2021 season will feature 20 teams- top 16 teams from the current season and 4 promoted teams from Championship.

Akwa United was crowned champions of the NPFL for the first time in their history in August, the NPFL season ended with the quartet of Warri Wolves, Jigawa Golden Stars, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Adamawa United getting relegated to the NNL ahead of the 2021/22 season.

They are replaced by the newly promoted quartet of Remo Stars, Gombe United, Shooting Stars and Niger Tornadoes, with the Minna-based Tornadoes coming as champions of the second division.

In another development, the League Management Committee has granted permission to Kano Pillars to return to the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano for the NPFL 2021/22 season, after they played their home matches at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna in the 2020/21 season.

NPFL Team, Stadium and  Their Location

  • Abia Warriors (Umuahia Township Stadium, Umuahia)
  • Akwa United (Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo)
  • Enyimba International (Enyimba International Stadium, Aba)
  • Gombe United (Pantami Stadium, Gombe)
  • Heartland FC (Okigwe Township Stadium)
  • Kano Pillars (Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano)
  • Katsina United (Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina)
  • Kwara United (Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin)
  • Lobi Stars (Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi)
  • MFM FC (Agege Township Stadium, Lagos)
  • Nasarawa United (Lafia Township Stadium)
  • Niger Tornadoes (Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna)
  • Dakkada FC (Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo)
  • Plateau United (New Jos Stadium, Jos)
  • Rangers International (Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu)
  • Remo Stars SC (Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne)
  • Rivers United (Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port-Harcourt)
  • Shooting Stars SC (Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan)
  • Sunshine Stars (Akure Township Stadium, Akure)
  • Wikki Tourists (Abubarkar Tarawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi)

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