NPFL Watch: Akwa United to battle Insurance in season opener, other games postponed, league renamed highlights some of the changes that have been effected ahead of the kickoff of the 2022/2023 Nigeria top-flight campaign. 

Name change: Still NPFL?

The Nigeria first division will no longer be referred to as the Nigeria Professional Football League as it has been renamed the Nigeria Premier Football League.

This is not the first time, in the league’s 51-year history, it will be renamed as it only acquired the tag ‘Nigeria Professional Football League’ ahead of the 2012/2013 season.

It had at different times been known as the Nigerian Premier League, the…


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