Shooting Stars, Plateau Utd Clash To Go Ahead On September 9, As AFCON Qualifiers Shifts Nine Fixtures To Next Weekend


The 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season will kickoff on Saturday, September 9, with the game involving Shooting Stars and Plateau United to be the only game to be played that weekend.

The other nine matches has been shifted because of the Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ Africa Nations Cup Qualifiers against Sao Tome and Principe tie, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, slated for Sunday, September 10.

The first game of the season, between the two sides, Shooting Stars, Plateau United, will be played at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan as the 2023/24 Nigeria topflight season gets underway for a new brand new campaign.

The draws for the 2023/24 NPFL season, was held in Abuja on Tuesday, after the Congress of the football body held its Annual General Assembly.

The nine Matchday 1 fixtures, which will be played on the weekend of September 16 and 17 are as follows.

Bayelsa United vs. Akwa 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 FC vs Lobi Stars FC

Sporting Lagos vs Gombe United

Rangers International vs Doma United