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All you need to know about teams in the NPFL 2018 season

The NPFL 2018 season will kick off on Saturday, January 13 and all twenty teams honoured to contend for the prestigious title are in high spirits.

Here is a brief profile on the club sides ahead the 2018 season for your skim:

1. Abia Warriors

  • Stadium name: Umuahia Township Stadium
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Nickname: Ocendo Babes
  • Manager: Rafael Everton
  • Previous Position: 14th

2. Akwa United FC

  • Stadium name: Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo
  • Capacity: 30,000
  • Nickname: Promise Keepers
  • Manager: Abdu Maikaba
  • Previous Position: 2nd

3. El-Kanemi Warriors FC

  • Stadium name: El-Kanemi Complex Stadium, Maiduguri
  • Capacity: 10,000
  • Nickname: Borno Army
  • Manager: Imama Kweku Amakpakabo
  • Previous Position: 5th

4. Enyimba International FC

  • Stadium name: U.J Esuene Stadium, Calabar
  • Capacity: 16,000
  • Nickname: People’s Elephant
  • Manager: Paul Aigbogun
  • Previous Position: 4th

5. Go-Round FC

  • Stadium name: Krisdera Hotel Stadium
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Nickname: Omuku Bubbles
  • Manager: Ngozi Elechi
  • Previous Position: 2nd, Promoted (NNC-SC)

6. Heartland FC

  • Stadium name: Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri
  • Capacity: 10,000
  • Nickname: Naze Millionaires
  • Manager: Ramson Madu
  • Previous Position: 1st, Promoted (NNL-SC)

7. FC Ifeanyi Ubah

  • Stadium name: Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium, Nnewi
  • Capacity: 3,000
  • Nickname: Anambia Warriors
  • Manager: Ladan Bosso
  • Previous Position: 8th

8. Kano Pillars

  • Stadium name: Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
  • Capacity: 16,000
  • Nickname: Sai Masu Gida Boys
  • Manager: Ibrahim Musa
  • Previous Position: 13th

9. Katsina United

  • Stadium name: Muhammad Dikko Stadium, Katsina
  • Capacity: 35,000
  • Nickname: Chanji Boys
  • Manager: Abdullahi Usman Biffo
  • Previous Position: 16th

10. Kwara United

  • Stadium name: Kwara State Complex Stadium, Ilorin
  • Capacity: 18,000
  • Nickname: Harmony Warriors
  • Manager: John Sam Obuh
  • Previous Position: 1st, Promoted (NNL-NC)

11. Lobi Stars FC

  • Stadium name: Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi
  • Capacity: 15,000
  • Nickname: Pride of Benue
  • Manager: Solomon Ogbeide
  • Previous Position: 7th

12. MFM FC

  • Stadium name: Soccer Temple Stadium, Agege
  • Capacity: 5,200
  • Nickname: Olukoya Boys
  • Manager: Fidelis Ilechukwu
  • Previous Position: 3rd

13. Nasarawa United FC

  • Stadium name: Lafia Township Stadium
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Nickname: Solid Miners
  • Manager: Kabiru Dogo
  • Previous Position: 6th

14. Niger Tornadoes

  • Stadium name: Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna
  • Capacity: 5,000
  • Nickname: Ikon Allah
  • Manager: Erasmus Onu
  • Previous Position: 10th

15. Plateau United

  • Stadium name: Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos
  • Capacity: 15,000
  • Nickname: Peace Boys
  • Manager: Kennedy Boboye
  • Previous Position: 1st

16. Rangers International FC

  • Stadium name: Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
  • Capacity: 30,000
  • Nickname: Flying Antelopes
  • Manager: Gbenga Ogunbote
  • Previous Position: 11th

17. Rivers United FC

  • Stadium name: Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt
  • Capacity: 30,000
  • Nickname: Pride of Rivers
  • Manager: Stanley Eguma
  • Previous Position: 15th

18. Sunshine Stars

  • Stadium name: Akure Township Stadium
  • Capacity: 5,500
  • Nickname: Owena Whales
  • Manager: Duke Udi
  • Previous Position: 9th

19. Wikki Tourists

  • Stadium name: Zaria Road Stadium Complex, Jos
  • Capacity: 44,000
  • Nickname: Big Elephants
  • Manager: Bala Nikyu
  • Previous Position: 12th

20. Yobe Desert Stars

  • Stadium name: Damaturu Township Stadium
  • Capacity: 10,000
  • Nickname: Desert Stars
  • Manager: Mohammed Baba Ganaru
  • Previous Position: 2nd, Promoted (NNL-NC)
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