NPFL fixtures and results 2023

This article, which covers the latest NPFL fixtures and results, will be updated every week.

Upcoming NPFL fixtures

Date Home team Time Away team
27/12/23 Sunshine Stars 16:00 Doma United
28/12/23 Rivers United 16:00 Bendel Insurance
28/12/23 Bayelsa United 16:00 Enyimba
28/12/23 Plateau United 16:00 Sporting Lagos
28/12/23 Heartland 16:00 Remo Stars
28/12/23 Kano Pillars 16:00 Kwara United
28/12/23 Enugu Rangers 16:00 Shooting Stars
28/12/23 Katsina United 16:00 Akwa United
28/12/23 Lobi Stars 16:00 Niger Tornadoes
28/12/23 Abia Warriors 16:00 Gombe United

Sunshine Stars vs Doma United

Second placed Doma United will hope to put some pressure on the league leaders with a victory on Wednesday. However, it's important to note that Sunshine Stars have no losses at home this season.

Rivers United vs Bendel Insurance

Although Rivers United are in the relegation zone, they've played fewer games than everyone else due to their CAF Confederation Cup campaign. Stanley Eguma's troops will fancy their chances against fourth-placed Bendel Insurance.

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Enyimba FC Team Picture during the CAF African Football League 2023 match between Wydad Casablanca and Enyimba FC held at Mohamed V Sports Complex in Casablanca, Morocco on 26 October 2023 Nor Akanja /Sports Inc – Photo by Icon sport

Bayelsa United vs Enyimba

While Bayelsa United are on a three-match winless run, Enyimba have no losses in their last three matches. The visitors are currently in the hunt for their second away win of the season.

Plateau United vs Sporting Lagos

Plateau United have had a perfect record at home, winning six games from six. They'll square off against a Sporting Lagos side that has two draws and five losses in seven road games.

Heartland vs Remo Stars

Remo Stars will hope to keep their top spot after this round of fixtures. They'll make the trip to Owerri to face last-placed Heartland in a first-versus-last clash.

Kano Pillars vs Kwara United

Still without a win on the road, Kwara United have a tough task ahead of them. They'll visit a Kano Pillars side that has a near-perfect home record (6 wins, 1 draw).

Enugu Rangers vs Shooting Stars

Ninth versus 10th, both teams have identical records after 14 games. However, Rangers have five wins and a draw in six home games, so this will be a tricky fixture for Shooting Stars.

Katsina United vs Akwa United

As it stands, Akwa United have a draw and six losses from seven matches away from home. They face a Katsina United side that's yet to lose at home this season.

Lobi Stars vs Niger Tornadoes

Lobi Stars have arguably been the best home team in the NPFL this season, with seven wins in as many home matches. They'll host a Niger Tornadoes outfit that managed just one point from seven road games.

Abia Warriors vs Combe United

Abia Warriors have been going through a rough patch, where they won just one of their last five matches. They'll hope to redeem themselves against a Gombe United side that's on a three-match unbeaten run.

Latest NPFL results

Date Home team Score Away team
20/12/23 Doma United 1-0 Heartland
20/12/23 Enyimba 1-1 Enugu Rangers
21/12/23 Gombe United 1-0 Katsina United
21/12/23 Sporting Lagos 1-1 Bayelsa United
21/12/23 Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Kano Pillars
21/12/23 Akwa United 0-0 Sunshine Stars
21/12/23 Bendel Insurance 1-0 Abia Warriors
21/12/23 Kwara United 2-1 Plateau United
21/12/23 Remo Stars 2-0 Lobi Stars

Doma United 1:0 Heartland

Nelson Abiam's first half goal was enough to give Doma United all three points. They are now second on the table, just a point behind league leaders Remo Stars.

Enyimba 1-1 Enugu Rangers

Enyimba hit a snag in their quest for a top 3 spot. They conceded a late equaliser at home, falling to fifth on the NPFL table.

Combe United 1-0 Katsina United

While Katsina United have no losses at home, they were without a win on the road ahead of this clash. Unfortunately, the visitors were unable to put an end to that streak, as they fell to Gombe United by a lone goal.

Sporting Lagos 1-1 Bayelsa United

Bayelsa United had the lead at the half-time break, but were reduced to 10 men just after the 60 minute mark. Sporting Lagos were able to capitalise on that red card, grabbing an equaliser just before the final whistle.

Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Kano Pillars

Kano Pillars came into this match having lost six of seven matches away from home. Their fortunes didn't improve, as Bashiru Usman scored a stoppage-time winner for Niger Tornadoes.

Akwa United 0-0 Sunshine Stars

Akwa United's struggles continued with a goalless draw against Sunshine Stars. As a result, they're back in the relegation zone.

Bendel Insurance 1-0 Abia Warriors

Evans Obgonda opened the scoring for Bendel Insurance just seven minutes into the game. The hosts were able to hold on for the victory after that.

Kwara United 2-1 Plateau United

Although they drew first blood, and had the lead at half-time, Plateau United conceded twice in the second half. Both teams finished with 10 men.

Remo Stars 2-0 Lobi Stars

The interesting thing about Remo Stars vs Lobi Stars is that both teams were on level terms at the 90 minute mark. However, the hosts scored two stoppage-time goals to steal all three points.

NPFL fixtures and results 2023
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