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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 countryโ€™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

Group A

Rangers Int’l ๐Ÿ†š Niger Tornadoes

Lobi Stars ๐Ÿ†š Katsina United

Kwara United ๐Ÿ†š Sunshine Stars

Enyimba Intโ€™l ๐Ÿ†š MFM FC

Wikki Tourists ๐Ÿ†š Bendel Insurance (Resch.)

Rivers United ๐Ÿ†š Remo Stars (Resch.)

Group B

Nasarawa United ๐Ÿ†š Abia Warriors

Plateau United ๐Ÿ†š FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Kano Pillars ๐Ÿ†š Heartland FC

Akwa United ๐Ÿ†š El-Kanemi Warriors

Yobe Desert ๐Ÿ†š Gombe United (Resch.)

Go-Round FC ๐Ÿ†š 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.

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