Katsina United F.C.

Katsina United Football Club is a Nigerian football club, in the town of Katsina, in Katsina State.

Full nameKatsina United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Changi Boys
Founded1994
GroundMuhammadu Dikko Stadium
Katsina
Capacity35,000
ChairmanAminu Balele Kurfi[1]
ManagerAbdullahi Usman Biffo
LeagueNigeria Professional Football League
WebsiteClub website

History

Founded in 1994, they were promoted to the Nigerian Premier League in 1997, placing 12th in their debut season but were disbanded after relegation in 2001. The Katsina State Government began plans to resurrect the team in April 2008. The club was reestablished in 2009 and was renamed "Spotlights FC", they debuted in the Nigeria National League for their first year. In February 2016, the team reverted to their original name, Katsina United.[2][1] In October 2016, Katsina United won promotion back to the Nigeria Professional Football League, returning 15 years after they were last relegated.[3]

Stadium

They played the first half of their first season after re-establishment at the Sardauna Memorial Stadium in Gusau while Katsina Township Stadium was being renovated. The club later moved to the new all-seater Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina.

Achievements

Runners-up: 1995, 1996, 1997
Champions: 2016[4]

Performances in CAF competitions

1996 – Quarter-Finals
2001 – Withdrew Second round

Current team

As of 23 July 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Yinka David
2 DF Ado Ali
3 DF Abdulrahaman Isa
4 MF Usman Barau
5 DF Timothy Danladi
6 DF Nasiru Sani (Captain)
7 FW Tasiu Lawal
8 FW Joshua Agboola
9 FW Suleiman Ibrahim
10 MF Destiny Ashadi
11 FW Mustapha Shuaibu
12 DF Charles Frank
13 MF Usman Bello
14 FW Bidemi Wahab
15 MF Michael Nelson
16 MF Mubarak Shehu
18 FW Musa Suleiman
No. Position Player
20 MF Abdulkarim Ahmed
21 FW Gwammy Eric
22 MF Kabiru Janaidu
23 FW Chinedu Unachukwu
24 GK Abine George
25 FW Obinna Eleje
26 FW Abdullahi Musa
27 DF Suleiman Shehu
28 FW Frank Eghawerba
29 DF Kingsley Ajaero
30 MF Ibrahim Ibrahim
31 DF Faisal Sani
32 DF Ikechukwu Nwachukwu
33 DF Amos James Daddy
35 GK Dami Paul

References

  1. "Account Suspended". www.gongnews.net.
  2. "Why Masari Renamed Spotlight As Katsina United – Kurfi -". leadership.ng. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  3. "Gombe United, Katsina gain promotion to NPFL". dailypost.ng. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. "Katsina United win 2016 NNL Super Four title | Goal.com". www.goal.com.


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