FIXTURES: 2023/24 NPFL Season to kick off September 30

The NPFL is the heartbeat of Nigerian football, and with each new season, the anticipation and enthusiasm reach new heights. The 2023/24 season promises to be no different, with fans, players, and club officials eagerly awaiting the action.

A Generous Take-Off Grant

In a move that has been widely applauded, the NPFL board has announced that each of the 20 participating clubs will receive a N20 million take-off grant. This financial boost is expected to provide the clubs with the necessary resources to start the season on a strong footing.

CAF Confederation Cup Commitments

While the NPFL season kickoff is a cause for celebration, there will be a temporary postponement of matches involving CAF Confederation Cup participants, Rivers United FC and Bendel Insurance FC. Both teams have continental commitments that will take precedence this weekend. Rivers United is scheduled to host Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso, while Bendel Insurance will travel to Morocco for their second-leg clash against former champions, RS Berkane.

High-Octane Matches on the Horizon

With the postponement of matches involving Rivers United and Bendel Insurance, the focus will shift to other exciting fixtures on Matchday One. Fans can look forward to thrilling encounters, with clubs vying for the early advantage.

Matchday One Fixtures

  • Bayelsa United Vs Akwa United
  • Shooting Stars Vs Plateau United
  • Abia Warriors Vs Niger Tornadoes
  • Enyimba Int’l Vs Bendel Insurance
  • Rivers United Vs Remo Stars
  • Katsina United Vs Kwara United
  • Sunshine Stars Vs Kano Pillars
  • Heartland Vs Lobi Stars
  • Sporting Lagos Vs Gombe United
  • Rangers United Vs Doma United


As the NPFL 2023/24 season prepares to kick off, the footballing fraternity in Nigeria is buzzing with excitement. The generous take-off grant, coupled with the promise of intense matches, sets the stage for a captivating season ahead. Football fans can look forward to witnessing their favorite clubs battle it out for glory on the pitch.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. When does the NPFL 2023/24 season commence?
    • The NPFL 2023/24 season is set to commence in the upcoming weekend.
  2. What was the announcement made by the NPFL board regarding participating clubs?
    • The NPFL board announced that each of the 20 participating clubs will receive a N20 million take-off grant.
  3. Why are matches involving Rivers United FC and Bendel Insurance FC temporarily postponed?
    • Matches involving these clubs are postponed due to their commitments in the CAF Confederation Cup.
  4. Who are some of the exciting fixtures on Matchday One of the NPFL 2023/24 season?
    • Matchday One fixtures include Bayelsa United Vs Akwa United, Shooting Stars Vs Plateau United, and many more.
  5. What can fans expect from the NPFL 2023/24 season?
    • Fans can expect high-quality football action as clubs compete for glory and supremacy in the NPFL.

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