When you think of football, you think of unity among people. One interesting thing about football is that it is a universal game that is played and loved to be watched by millions of people around the Globe, Nigeria is not out of it.
Apart from being played and loved by people, it is a great relaxer that keeps the mind body, and soul healthy and fit. And it unites nations. Just as history has it Greeks possess the spirit of sportsmen and they have invented many games including soccer games.
Now, modern football has its rules which originated in England and are applied all over the world including Nigeria Football Federation.
About NPFL (Nigerian Professional Football League)
The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) is one of the highest-level football clubs in the Nigerian Football League system. It was previously known as the Nigeria Premier League from 1993 to 2000. Later from from 2000 to 2003, it was known as the Nigerian Professional League.
The NFF created the Nigeria Premier League which was organized by the Nigeria Football League in 1990. That was a step in attending full professionalism as the sole regulatory for football in Nigeria.
In 2012, the NFF constituted an Interim Management Committee for the league as part of the measures to collaborate with the Professional League following the downfall of the Nigeria Football League which eventually arose from difficult legal and administration of the LMC to run a transparent and professional league.
In the same year, 2012, the NPFL was ranked as the best in Africa and ranked as the 24th best in the world by the IFFHS. With those rates, it put it a spot above the Scottish Premier League for the year.
Now this has created an avenue for most clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League to allow talented players to display their abilities by bringing them to the team.
Nigeria Professional Football League Teams
The NPFL (Nigeria Professional Football League) is divided into Six Levels, which are categorized as follows:
- Nigeria Premier League
- Nigeria National League
- Nigeria Nationwide League Division One
- Nigeria Nationwide League Division Two
- Nigeria Nationwide League Division Three
- Non-League Regional Amateur League
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Teams In Nigeria Premier League
- Heartland Owerri
- Taraba FC
- El-Kanemi Warriors Maiduguri
- Sunshine Stars Akure
- Port Harcourt Sharks
- Enyimba Aba
- Lobi Stars Makurdi
- Giwa FC
- Nasarawa United
- Kano Pillars
- Abia Warriors
- Enugu Rangers International
- Dolphins Port Harcourt
- Bayelsa United
- Warri Wolves
- Akwa United Uyo
- Gombe United
- Crown FC Ogbomoso
- Kaduna United
The Teams In the Nigeria National League
- Mighty Jets F.C.
- FC Taraba
- Calabar Rovers F.C.
- Kogi United F.C.
- Vandrezzer FC
- Giant Brillars
- Apex Krane FC
- ABS FC
- Gombe United F.C.
- Bendel Insurance F.C.
- El-Kanemi Warriors F.C.
- Osun United F.C
- Crown F.C.
- Shooting Stars S.C.
- Stationery Stores F.C.
- Aklosendi International
- Green Berets of Zaria
- Nnewi United
- Gateway United F.C.
- DMD Borno
- Nilàyo FC
- Delta Force F.C.
- Abia Comets F.C.
- Bayelsa United F.C.
- Niger Tornadoes F.C.
- Sokoto United F.C.
- EFCC FC
- NAF Rockets F.C.
- Federal Road Safety FC
- Oyah Sports International
- Holy Arrows FC
- J’Atete FC
- Remo Stars F.C.
- Zamfara United F.C.
- Ibom Youths FC
- FC One Rocket
- Ekiti United
- Joy Cometh FC
- Godosky FC
- Yobe Desert Stars F.C.
- Rarara FC
- Dynamite Force FC
- Kebbi United
- Go Round F.C.
- G&K Shekarau FC
- Malumfashi United
Teams In Nigeria Nationwide League Division One
- Court of Appeal Abuja
- Rising Star Akure
- Dynamite Force Benin City
- FC Ebedei Ijebu Ode
- City of David United Lagos
- Bussdor United Owerri
How to Apply for the Nigerian Professional Football League(NPFL)
To Join or Apply for the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL), you will have to follow the guidelines below to make applications.
An Application Letter
To Join the Nigeria Football Federation, you will have to write an application letter to the board, that is where you will have to state your interest in joining and stating your aspiration for joining, and why you should be considered. In the letter, you will have to tell your purpose of enrolling by using that medium to showcase your skill to the world and help the Nigeria Football Federation reach its highest level.
This stage is when you must write them and you are granted by the board, the next thing to do is to Register for the NFF. The registration fee is Three Hundred Thousand Naira (NGN300,000). Fill in the form, and make sure to give the required information attached to your Passport photo.
This is one important thing you should have. As an applicant, it is advisable to get an International Passport at this stage, because you will need it when it is time to process your traveling in out out of the country.
As part of your document, you will need a police clearance, you can do that by going to any nearest police station to get your report. This is to prove you do not have any criminal record from the police.
Submission of Application
When you have gathered all the required documents and information, you have to submit your application to the NFF (Nigerian Football Federation) Glasshouse in Abuja.
That is where your form will be application will be reviewed. If at the end of it, you meet the requirements to join the Nigerian Football Federation, you will be contacted, via email.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does It Cost to School At Football Academy In Nigeria
The average cost of joining a football academy is around Seventy-thousand Naira (NGN 70,000).
Where Is The Headquarters Of The Nigeran Football Federation Located In Nigeria?
The Nigerian Football Federation Headquarters is located in the city of Abuja.
How Can I Contact The Nigeria Football Federation?
To reach out to the Nigeria Football Federation, you can check any of these Contact details:
- From their Official Page, www.thenff.com
- The Address is located at, Plot 2033, Olusegun, Obasanjo Way, Zone 7, P.O.Box 5101, Garki, Abuja. Nigeria.
- The office Phone Contact is +234-806-0770-484
- Email Address email@example.com. Fax: +234-9/53 273 27