The 2019 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) kicks off on Sunday, January 13 in various centres.
This followed the conclusion of the Nigeria National League (NNL) playoff in Aba with four of the eight clubs gaining promotion to the NPFL.
The promoted clubs are Insurance of Benin, Remo Stars of Sagamu, Kada City and Gombe United.
However, some of the opening day matches would not hold as scheduled and are to be rescheduled for a later date. The postponed fixtures are those involving the country’s representatives in CAF club competitions and those involving the four promoted clubs from the NNL.
Following a mini-draw supervised by the LMC Chief Executive Officer, Honourable Nduka Irabor in Aba after the playoff, Insurance took slot 1, Remo Stars in 2 while Gombe United and Kada City are in 3 and 4 respectively.
The mini-draw thus pitched Wikki Tourists against Insurance, Rivers United and Remo Stars, Yobe Desert Stars and Gombe United and Go Round FC to play Kada City.
NPFL Matchday One Fixtures
Kick off: January 13, 2019
Rangers Int’l 🆚 Niger Tornadoes
Lobi Stars 🆚 Katsina United
Kwara United 🆚 Sunshine Stars
Enyimba Int’l 🆚 MFM FC
Wikki Tourists 🆚 Bendel Insurance (Resch.)
Rivers United 🆚 Remo Stars (Resch.)
Nasarawa United 🆚 Abia Warriors
Plateau United 🆚 FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Kano Pillars 🆚 Heartland FC
Akwa United 🆚 El-Kanemi Warriors
Yobe Desert 🆚 Gombe United (Resch.)
Go-Round FC 🆚 Kada City (Resch.)
The League Management Company (LMC) has postponed all #NPFL19 Match Day 1 involving the newly promoted 4 clubs.
This is to allow them have a rest after hectic promotion play off.
They will join from Match Day 2.