2019 Nigeria Professional Football League

The 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League is the 29th season of the Nigeria Professional Football League, the top-tier football league in Nigeria, since the rebranding of the league as the "Professional League", and the 48th season of top-division football in Nigeria since its establishment in 1972. The season started on 13 January 2019.[1]

Nigeria Professional Football League
Season2019
2018
2019–20

Teams

The league consisted of 24 teams. Four were promoted from the Nigeria National League. Twenty teams remain from the previous season which was not completed. They are divided into two groups of 12 teams. The draw was held on 20 November 2018.[2] [3]

Blue= Group A. Red= Group B

First stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers International (Q) 22 12 4 6 23 18 +5 40 Qualification for Championship playoff
2 Lobi Stars (Q) 22 8 11 3 22 18 +4 35
3 Enyimba (Q) 22 8 9 5 22 13 +9 33
4 MFM 22 9 5 8 22 20 +2 32
5 Rivers United 22 8 7 7 18 17 +1 31
6 Katsina United 22 9 3 10 24 25 1 30
7 Wikki Tourists 22 9 3 10 22 24 2 30
8 Sunshine Stars 22 8 5 9 23 22 +1 29
9 Bendel Insurance (R) 22 6 10 6 13 13 0 28 Relegation
10 Kwara United (R) 22 7 6 9 15 20 5 27
11 Niger Tornadoes (Q, R) 22 4 9 9 14 21 7 21
Qualification for Confederation Cup[lower-alpha 1]
Relegation
12 Remo Stars (R) 22 4 8 10 17 24 7 20 Relegation
Source: NPFL
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

Notes:

  1. Niger Tornadoes are Nigeria Federation Cup runners-up (Kano Pillars are cup winners).

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Akwa United (Q) 22 11 5 6 32 24 +8 38 Qualification for Championship playoff
2 Kano Pillars (Q) 22 11 4 7 28 19 +9 37
3 Ifeanyi Ubah (Q) 22 11 3 8 18 18 0 36
4 Nasarawa United 22 10 3 9 30 28 +2 33
5 Abia Warriors 22 9 4 9 25 20 +5 31
6 Heartland 22 9 4 9 25 22 +3 31
7 Delta Force[lower-alpha 1] 22 9 4 9 19 26 7 31
8 Plateau United 22 7 9 6 18 14 +4 30
9 Gombe United (R) 22 8 6 8 19 19 0 30 Relegation
10 El-Kanemi Warriors (R) 22 9 3 10 21 25 4 30
11 Go Round (R) 22 7 6 9 16 23 7 27
12 Yobe Desert Stars (R) 22 4 3 15 11 24 13 15
Source: NPFL
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Kada City played the first 11 matches of the season, and then sold their league spot to Delta Force, which took over their record and remaining fixtures.[5]

Championship playoff

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 A Enyimba (C) 5 4 0 1 10 4 +6 12 Qualification for Champions League
2 B Kano Pillars (Q) 5 3 2 0 8 4 +4 11
3 A Rangers International (Q) 5 2 2 1 10 8 +2 8 Qualification for Confederation Cup
4 B Akwa United 5 1 3 1 7 9 2 6
5 A Lobi Stars 5 1 1 3 5 7 2 4
6 B Ifeanyi Ubah 5 0 0 5 6 14 8 0
Source: NPFL
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

References

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