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
1Kwara United FC 1910 -6-336-251213107 -3-0241831593 -3-31279-2
2Kano Pillars FC 1911 -3-536-23167109 -1-0281421292 -2-58914-5
3Akwa United FC 199 -7-334-23111297 -2-02315213102 -5-31189-1
4Rivers United FC 1910 -2-732-2218499 -0-02716115101 -2-75617-11
5Enyimba International 179 -4-431-1713486 -2-020115693 -2-41168-2
6Enugu Rangers FC 189 -3-630-1914598 -1-0251311291 -2-65613-7
7Nasarawa United FC 199 -3-730-2319497 -1-12219811102 -2-68411-7
8Dakkada FC 199 -2-829-2226-4108 -1-1251910991 -1-74316-13
9Lobi Stars FC 188 -4-628-21183108 -2-0261861280 -2-62312-9
10Abia Warriors FC 197 -6-627-30246107 -1-2222091190 -5-451015-5
11Heartland FC 197 -5-726-2526-1106 -3-121179891 -2-65817-9
12Plateau United FC 197 -4-825-2317697 -1-12219613100 -3-73411-7
13Wikki Tourists FC 196 -6-724-16151106 -3-121135890 -3-63310-7
14Jigawa Golden Stars FC 196 -5-823-1420-695 -3-118734101 -2-75717-10
15Mtn of Fire & Miracles 195 -6-821-1318-5105 -3-218117490 -3-63211-9
16Sunshine Stars FC 194 -7-819-1319-6103 -5-21497291 -2-65412-8
17Warri Wolves FC 195 -4-1019-1422-895 -3-1181147100 -1-91318-15
18Katsina United FC 195 -3-1118-1427-1395 -3-1181156100 -0-100322-19
19FC Ifeanyi Uba 193 -8-817-1521-693 -4-213853100 -4-64716-9
20Adamawa United FC 192 -6-1112-824-1692 -5-211761100 -1-91118-17
2020-2021 CAFCL
2020-2021 CAFCC
Relegation to NGA2