The 32nd edition of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL will kickoff today, 17 December, 2021, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos.
The new NPFL season opening fixture will see MFM FC of Lagos, trading tackles with Remo Stars of Ikenne. The match day one fixture kicks off at 6pm.
This new season sees Remo Stars making a return to the top-flight after the club was relegated in 2018. The Ikenne based team are joined by Shooting Stars, who are making a comeback after a four years interval. The two other clubs making a return to the NPFL are Gombe United and champions of the National League, Niger Tornadoes.
Today’s encounter would be the first between the two south west clubs, following Remo Stars promotion back to the elite league.
The match promises to be an explosive encounter as both teams would joggle tactics to cart away with the three points at stake.
According to the organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League, selected matches would be viewed live on the NPFL TV and NTA Sports. This is possible based on a deal with RedStrike to beam the games for consecutive season.
NPFL MATCHDAY1 2021/2022 FIXTURES
MFM FC v Remo Stars
Gombe United v Shooting Stars
Akwa United v Kano Pillars
Lobi Stars v Rivers United
Katsina United v Rangers
Enyimba v Abia Warriors
Sunshine Stars v Wikki Tourists
Niger Tornadoes v Plateau United
Kwara United v Dakkada
Heartland v Nasarawa United