Nigeria’s League organisers the League Management Company (NPFL) have conducted the draw for the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
NPFL champions Plateau United will begin their title defence in Lafia against Nasarawa United on Matchday one.
Newly promoted team Kwara United will welcome Niger Tornadoes in a North-Central derby in Ilorin, while GO Round will take on Wikki Tourists in Bauchi in their first ever match in Nigeria’s top flight.
Aiteo Cup champions Akwa United will play host to 2016 NPFL champions Rangers International in Uyo while Katsina United will host Kano Pillars in an all Northern derby.
The NPFL season will kickoff on January 14 2018 with matchday one fixtures across 10 match centres.
NPFL Matchday 1 Fixtures:
Katsina United vs Kano Pillars
Rivers United vs El-kanemi Warriors
Akwa United vs Rangers Int’l
Kwara United vs Niger Tornadoes
FC Ifeanyi Ubah vs Yobe Desert
Lobi Stars vs Enyimba Int’l
Nasarawa United vs Plateau United
Heartland FC vs Sunshine Stars
Abia Warriors vs MFM FC
Wikki Tourists vs Go Round FC