Jigawa Golden Stars

Arena/Stadium: Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Owners – Dodo Isah

Chairman: Air Commodore Abubakar Siddiq (Rtd)

Manager: Gilbert Opana

Nickname(s): Badaru Boys

Founded: 1992

 History
Season League Rank Played Points W/D/L Goals Players
2019/2020 Season NPFL 18 25 29 9/2/14 25:35

 

Founded in 1992, Jigawa Golden Stars Football Club has had an on and off presence in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) though it started from the lower rungs to eventually fly its first flag in the top flight in 2007. From inception and due to the poor structure of the home ground, Hadeija Stadium, Jigawa Golden Stars played their home matches at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano until 2007.

A creation of Jigawa State and based in Dutse, the state capital, the club made an impression on the football nation when from a lower division, it made it all the way to the Nigeria Cup finals in 1995, barely three years after its founding. That performance saw the club representing Nigeria in the regional West African Football Union (WAFU) competition in 1996. Nicknamed, the Badaru Boys after a former state Governor, Jigawa Golden Stars got a license to play in the Nigerian Professional Division 1 League from 2000 and 2002 before they were relegated.

They were again promoted to the NPFL, known then as the Nigeria Premier League in 2008, playing just one season before dropping to the lower league again. 2011 saw the club back in the NPFL only to go down again the following season where they remained until the 2019/20 season when it returned to the NPFL and has stayed.

The Club will be playing their second successive seasons in the NPFL 2020/2021 season. Carved out of Kano State, home state of NPFL giants, Kano Pillars, matches between the two sides have evolved to a derby of sorts just as clashes with neighbors, Wikki Tourists of Bauchi. In its over three decades, Jigawa Golden Stars have produced a good number of fine and famous players some of who went on to play for the Nigerian national team, the Super Eagles. Topping the list include Yusuf Mohammed, Afam Onyekachi and Samuel Kalu. There are others who have played for the junior national teams and for top teams in Europe and elsewhere including Daniel Chimachukwu.

2019/2020 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
125147436152149
225136628151345
32512762619743
42410772520537
520113630201036
62581162322135
72481062718934
82681082626034
9259792729-234
10249781825-734
11249692523233
1225103122528-333
132595112121032
142587101919031
152587102324-131
162586112328-530
172585122727029
182592142535-1029
192584132333-1028
202562171747-3020

2020/2021 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1540182612
2532063311
3531184410
4531153210
543014319
652216428
752215418
852215418
952126337
1052125417
1152124407
12520356-16
13520358-36
1441213305
15412134-15
16411223-14
17511335-24
185104611-53
19502317-62
20501438-51

Fixtures

Results

Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Enyimba International Stadium

Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Sani Abacha Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Sani Abacha Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Sani Abacha Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Sani Abacha Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Sani Abacha Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Leagues
Nigeria Professional Football League
Seasons
NPFL 2019/2020, NPFL 2020/2021
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