2020/2021 Nigerian Professional Football League kicks off on Sunday across various centres in the country.
The new league which was expected to begin earlier than the recent date was cancelled last season as a result of effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which affected the nation’s football in general.
To determine the winner, or who takes the available continental places, the NFF and the LMC introduced the point-per-game system to help the teams in terms of positioning and no team got relegated from the division.
The NPFL matchday 1 fixtures in full
Adamawa Utd vs Kano Pillars
May not be seen as one of the biggest matches of the matchday, but Kano Pillars will be expecting to grab all three points.
Akwa United vs Dakkada FC
Arguably one of the most interesting games of the matchday as Akwa United battle Dakkada in the Akwa Ibom State derby.
The match will be played at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.
United recently made several signings including former Enyimba star Mfon Udoh, who is expected to make the headlines.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah vs Lobi Stars
Ifeanyi Ubah, regarded as the billionaire boys, the Capital Oil boss has been working consistently to upgrade the team to a more stable status in the division.
Lobi Stars, one of the biggest side are on the road this time.
Jigawa Golden Stars vs Sunshine Stars
The Akure based Sunshine Stars were one of the teams in the division with the best away record. Hopefully, there’ll be magic this time.
Katsina Utd vs Heartland
Heartland remains one of the biggest team in the division dating back to old times they were called Spartans or Iwuanyanwu Nationale.
But Katsina United is another obstacle that could stop the Owerri club.
MFM FC vs Warri Wolves
Another big game of the matchday, MFM FC has continued to maintain their perfect form since gaining promotion to the NPFL.
Warri Wolves, previously seen as the pioneer club when the likes of Gbolahan Salami, Azubuike Egwekwe were at the club, fell out of perking order in recent years.
But have since returned with a strong form. A game of two sides, MFM are expected to carry the date.
Nasarawa United vs Wikki Tourist
Regarded as the northern derby, Nasarawa United were near relegation last season, but managed to escape at the end.
The Tourist is also a good side.
Plateau United vs Kwara United
The Jos based club have continued to make the headlines within the past three seasons with impressive results. Kwara United on the other hand is no pushovers.
Rivers United vs Enugu Rangers
The pride of Rivers State continues to surprise many with their recent form across all competitions, including this week’s win in the CAF Confederations Cup against Bloemfontein Celtics in South Africa.
Enyimba vs Abia Warriors
The biggest fixture of the matchday. Enyimba tackle neighbours at the Enyimba FC stadium in Aba.
How to watch the games on TV and Livestream
The recent deal with Red Strike indicates we are expecting live matches on our smartphones, laptops and more.
How can I watch the 2020/2021 NPFL season on TV or live stream?
You can watch the games via NPFL TV which can be downloaded on google play or accessible via the NPFL TV official website.