The 24 NPFL Clubs and Their Nicknames

One of football’s oldest traditions is giving teams nicknames that tell a story and clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) are not exempt.

Every Nigeria Professional Football League club has a nickname, some given by their own fans, some used originally as insults by rival supporters, and some from a state’s traditions or history.

Nigeria’s topflight football league, the NPFL has evolved over the years. This year, the league enjoys a certain distinction in that Twenty Four (24) teams are partaking in it compared to twenty (20) in recent years and they all have nicknames including Delta Force FC who recently purchased the slot of Kada City to prosecute their remaining eight (8) League matches. I bet you didn’t know.

Clubs in Europe are popularly referred by their nickname but sadly, many Nigerians do not know the nickname of their home or favourite club.

For instance, Chelsea is called the The Blues, Manchester United is referred to as The Red Devils and Manchester City is otherwise known as The Citizens. So, what’s Wikki Tourist known as? Gotcha!

Now, here’s a list of the current clubs in the 2019 NPFL season and their nicknames.

Group A Teams and their Nicknames

Remo Stars – Sky Blue Stars

Niger Tornadoes – Ikon Allah Boys

Kwara United – Harmony Boys

MFM FC – Olukoya Boys

Katsina United – The Changi Boys

Bendel Insurance – Benin Arsenal

Enyimba FC – Peoples Elephant

Sunshine Stars – Akure Gunners

Lobi Stars – Suswan Boys/Pride of Benue

Enugu Rangers – Flying Antelopes

Rivers United – Pride of Rivers

Wikki Tourists – Giant Elephants

Group B NPFL Clubs and their Nicknames

Yobe Desert Stars – Damaturu Boys

El-Kanemi Warriors – Borno Army

Kaduna United – The Crocodiles

Akwa United – Promise Keepers

Kano Pillars FC – Sai Masu Gida

Heartland FC – Naze Millionaire

Gombe United – Savannah Scorpions

Abia Warriors – Ochendo Babes

Nasarawa United – Solid Miners

Plateau United – Peace Boys

Go Round FC – Omoku Bubbles

Delta Force – Delta Ambassadors