Nigerian Professional Football League
FIFA Region
CAF
Season
2020-2021
Location
Nigeria
Abbreviation
NGA1

Summary

The Nigerian Professional Football League (NGA1) is the top football league in Nigeria's football system. At the end of the 2020-2021 NGA1 season, the NGA1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021-2022 CAF Champions League:
    • 1st and 2nd place 2020-2021 NGA1 teams
  • 2021-2022 CAF Confederation Cup:
    • 3rd place 2020-2021 NGA1 team

The winner of the 2020-2021 Nigerian FA Cup, typically a NGA1 team, also receives a berth in the 2021-2022 CAF Confederation Cup.

Leagues Pyramid - Nigeria

Abbrev League # of Teams
NGA1 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) 20
NGA2 Nigeria National League 43
NGA3 Nigeria Nationwide League 91

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

13 Dec 2020 - 4 Jul 2021  20: NGA1 (20)

Season Format

Each NGA1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 19 NGA1 teams for a total of 38 league matches per team. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, then (2) total goals scored.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 NGA1 season, the 170th, 18th, 19th, and 20th place NGA1 teams will be relegated to the NGA2.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Warri Wolves FC 11 -0-03-30311 -0-0330300 -0-00000
2Jigawa Golden Stars FC 11 -0-03-31200 -0-0000011 -0-03312
3Heartland FC 11 -0-03-20211 -0-0320200 -0-00000
4Enugu Rangers FC 11 -0-03-21111 -0-0321100 -0-00000
5Wikki Tourists FC 11 -0-03-10111 -0-0310100 -0-00000
6Kano Pillars FC 11 -0-03-10111 -0-0310100 -0-00000
7Sunshine Stars FC 10 -1-01-22010 -1-0122000 -0-00000
8Lobi Stars FC 10 -1-01-22000 -0-0000010 -1-01220
9Akwa United FC 10 -1-01-11000 -0-0000010 -1-01110
10Kwara United FC 10 -1-01-11010 -1-0111000 -0-00000
11Dakkada FC 10 -1-01-11010 -1-0111000 -0-00000
12Mtn of Fire & Miracles 10 -1-01-11000 -0-0000010 -1-01110
13Nasarawa United FC 10 -1-01-00000 -0-0000010 -1-01000
14Adamawa United FC 10 -1-01-00010 -1-0100000 -0-00000
15FC Ifeanyi Uba 10 -0-10-12-100 -0-0000010 -0-1012-1
16Rivers United FC 10 -0-10-01-100 -0-0000010 -0-1001-1
17Plateau United FC 10 -0-10-01-100 -0-0000010 -0-1001-1
18Abia Warriors FC 10 -0-10-13-210 -0-1013-200 -0-00000
19Enyimba International 10 -0-10-02-200 -0-0000010 -0-1002-2
20Katsina United FC 10 -0-10-03-300 -0-0000010 -0-1003-3
2020-2021 CAFCL
2020-2021 CAFCC
Relegation to NGA2

Fixtures

Sun - 17 Jan 2021
 Nasarawa United FC   Katsina United FCLafia Township Stadium
 Enyimba International   Kano Pillars FCEnyimba International Stadium
 Rivers United FC   Heartland FCYakubu Gowon Stadium
 Akwa United FC   Wikki Tourists FCAkwa Ibom Stadium
 Jigawa Golden Stars FC   Kwara United FCJigawa Township Stadium
 FC Ifeanyi Uba   Abia Warriors FCFC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium
 Mtn of Fire & Miracles   Enugu Rangers FCTeslim Balogun Stadium
 Lobi Stars FC   Dakkada FCAper Aku Stadium
 Sunshine Stars FC   Warri Wolves FCAkure Township Stadium
Sat - 23 Jan 2021
 Warri Wolves FC   Enyimba InternationalWarri Township Stadium
Sun - 24 Jan 2021
 Katsina United FC   Plateau United FCMuhammadu Dikko Stadium
 Adamawa United FC   Enyimba InternationalRibadu Square Stadium
 Kano Pillars FC   Rivers United FCSani Abacha Stadium
 Heartland FC   Akwa United FCDan Anyiam Stadium
 Wikki Tourists FC   Jigawa Golden Stars FCAbubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium
 Kwara United FC   FC Ifeanyi UbaIlorin Township Stadium
 Abia Warriors FC   Mtn of Fire & MiraclesUmuahia Township Stadium
 Enugu Rangers FC   Lobi Stars FCNnamdi Azikiwe Stadium
 Dakkada FC   Sunshine Stars FCUyo Township Stadium

Results

Wed - 13 Jan 2021
 Warri Wolves FC 30 Katsina United FCWarri Township Stadium
 Sunshine Stars FC 22 Lobi Stars FCAkure Township Stadium
 Dakkada FC 11 Mtn of Fire & MiraclesUyo Township Stadium
 Enugu Rangers FC 21 FC Ifeanyi UbaNnamdi Azikiwe Stadium
 Abia Warriors FC 13 Jigawa Golden Stars FCEnyimba International Stadium
 Kwara United FC 11 Akwa United FCKwara Sports Complex
 Wikki Tourists FC 10 Rivers United FCPantami Township Stadium
 Heartland FC 20 Enyimba InternationalOkigwe Township Stadium
 Kano Pillars FC 10 Plateau United FCSani Abacha Stadium
 Adamawa United FC 00 Nasarawa United FCPantami Township Stadium
Sun - 20 Dec 2020
 Lobi Stars FC PSPD Warri Wolves FCAper Aku Stadium
 Enyimba International PSPD Wikki Tourists FCEnyimba International Stadium
 Rivers United FC PSPD Kwara United FCYakubu Gowon Stadium
 Akwa United FC PSPD Abia Warriors FCGodswill Akpabio International Stadium
 Plateau United FC PSPD Heartland FCJos International Stadium
 FC Ifeanyi Uba PSPD Dakkada FCFC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium
 Jigawa Golden Stars FC PSPD Enugu Rangers FCJigawa Township Stadium
 Nasarawa United FC PSPD Kano Pillars FCLafia Township Stadium
 Katsina United FC PSPD Adamawa United FCMuhammadu Dikko Stadium