Lobi Stars F.C

Arena/Stadium: Aper Aku Stadium

Owners – Benue State Government

Chairman: Mike Idoko

Manager: Kabiru Dogo

Nickname(s): Pride of Benue

Founded: 1981

History
Season League Rank Played Points W/D/L Goals Players
2014/2015 Season NPFL 14 38 47 11/14/13 34:39
2015/2016 Season NPFL 5 36 55 16/7/13 41:35
2017 NPFL U15 5 4 3 1/0/3 7:15
2016/2017 NPFL 7 38 54 15/9/14 43:39
2017/2018 Season NPFL 1 24 43 13/4/7 25:16
2018/2019 Season NPFL 2 22 35 8/11/3 22:18
2018/2019 Season 2018/2019 NPFL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS

5 5 4 1/1/3 5:7
2019/2020 Season NPFL 3 25 43 12/7/6 26:19

Lobi Stars metamorphosed from two defunct clubs based in Benue State in north central Nigeria. Initially known as Hawks of Makurdi, ownership of the club was transferred in 1985 to Benue Breweries Limited that changed the name to BBL Fc to reflect the identity of the new owner. The club as it is known today emerged in 1990 when ownership was relinquished to the government- controlled Lobi Bank.

In 1990, Lobi Bank Fc which would in 1994 change name to Lobi Stars, were among the teams granted license by the then Nigeria League Board to participate in the maiden season of the Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL)

Lobi Stars have represented Nigeria six times in the continental competitions, playing twice in the CAF Champions League, thrice in CAF Confederation Cup and once in the West African Football (WAFU) but failed to win any. It’s best performance was reaching the group stages in the 2000 and 2019 edition of the CAF Champions League.

The Club’s bench has been graced by some illustrious Nigerian Coaches including late national team Coach, Amodu Shuaibu, late Solomon Ogbeide and in the 2019 season by Gbenga Ogunbote.

Some notable players that has passed through the club include fomer Super Eagles full back, Taiye Taiwo, winger Barnabas Imenger and Tony Okpotu who ended the 2020 Tunisian league as highest goals scored.

Other remarkable players of the club include David Tyavkase who would go on to win the CAF Champions League with Enyimba in 2004, Sikiru Alimi, Sibi Gwar and Isiaka Olawale who led Nigeria to Beach Soccer success.

2016/2017 League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1381991049252466
238195144241162
3381871343281561
4381791246301660
538168143530556
638182183943-456
738159144339454
838166163835354
938159143938154
1038173184143-254
1138166163135-454
1238158154435853
1338165173741-453
14381411133944-553
15381410143433152
1638157163738-152
17381311143238-650
1838147173750-1349
19381110173249-1743
203878232749-2229

2017/2018 NPFL League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
12413472516943
224125727171041
324911430171338
42491142316738
52411492720737
62411492123-237
724113102822636
82481062016434
9249782222034
10248971915433
1124103112224-230
122492132629-329
132485111721-429
142485112126-529
15247892128-729
162485111623-729
172477102326-328
18248792227-528
192484122030-1028
202458111527-1220

2018/2019 NPFL League Table Group A

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
12212462318540
22281132218435
3228952213933
4229582220232
5228771817131
62293102425-130
72293102224-230
8228592322129
92261061313028
10227691520-527
11224991421-721
122248101724-720

2018/2019 NPFL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS LEAGUE TABLE

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
15401104612
2532084411
3522110828
4513179-26
5511357-24
65005614-80

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
1381914553242971
238181284133866
3381981148282065
4382051355381765
538197123829964
6381891148361263
7381881243311262
838177144339458
9381491545351051
10381312133435-151
1138155183747-1050
1238147173542-749
1338139164350-748
14381211154842647
1538129174047-745
16381112152839-1145
17381110172946-1743
1838118193045-1541
1938912173350-1739
2038510232055-3525

Results

3 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Wikki Tourist F.C.

2 - 1
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Dakkada F.C

0 - 1
Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Niger Tornadoes v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 1
Osogbo Township Stadium

Remo Stars F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Heartland F.C

0 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

0 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Katsina United

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Nasarawa United F.C

1 - 0
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Gombe United F.C.

3 - 0

Shooting Stars 3S.C v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kano Pillars F.C

1 - 0
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Rangers Intl

5 - 3
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

1 - 0
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Plateau United

2 - 1
Nest of Champions, Uyo

Dakkada F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Remo Stars F.C

1 - 0
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v MFM F.C

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Niger Tornadoes

3 - 0
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Enyimba

0 - 0
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Akwa United

3 - 0
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Gombe United F.C. v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Shooting Stars 3S.C

0 - 0
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Rivers United

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Akwa United

3 - 1
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Enyimba

0 - 0
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Nasarawa United F.C

1 - 1
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Adamawa United

3 - 0
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Heartland F.C

1 - 0
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

2 - 0
Enyimba International Stadium

Abia Warriors v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Rangers Intl

0 - 1
Nest of Champions, Uyo

Dakkada F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

1 - 0
Warri Township Stadium

Warri Wolves FC v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v FC Ifeanyi Ubah

2 - 1
Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Jigawa Golden Stars v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Jigawa Golden Stars

3 - 0
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Lobi Stars F.C

4 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Rivers United

3 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Plateau United

1 - 0
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Katsina United

1 - 0
Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Adamawa United v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kano Pillars F.C

2 - 0
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Wikki Tourist F.C.

2 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Dakkada F.C

2 - 2
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Warri Wolves FC

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v MFM F.C

1 - 0
FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah v Lobi Stars F.C

4:00 pm
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v FC Ifeanyi Ubah

2 - 0
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kano Pillars F.C

0 - 1
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Plateau United

4 - 0
Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Wikki Tourist F.C.

1 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Rangers Intl

1 - 0
Sani Abacha Stadium

Jigawa Golden Stars v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Nasarawa United F.C

0 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Dakkada F.C

2 - 1
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v MFM F.C

0 - 1
Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Adamawa United v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

1 - 0
Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Akwa United v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Katsina United

1 - 1
Enyimba International Stadium

Enyimba v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Abia Warriors

0 - 0
Warri Township Stadium

Warri Wolves FC v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Heartland F.C

0 - 1
Sani Abacha Stadium

Kano Pillars F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

4 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

3 - 1
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 1
Agege Stadium, Lagos

Lobi Stars F.C v Kano Pillars F.C

0 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

Akwa United v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 3
Agege Stadium, Lagos

Lobi Stars F.C v Enyimba

2 - 1
Agege Stadium, Lagos

Rangers Intl v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 3
Agege Stadium, Lagos

FC Ifeanyi Ubah v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Osogbo Township Stadium

Remo Stars F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Wikki Tourist F.C.

1 - 1
Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Rivers United v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Rangers Intl

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Bendel Insurance F.C.

0 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara United F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Enyimba

1 - 1
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl v Lobi Stars F.C

0 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 0
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

1 - 1
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Wikki Tourist F.C. v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 0
Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Katsina United v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Niger Tornadoes

2 - 2
Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Niger Tornadoes v Lobi Stars F.C

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Rivers United

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v MFM F.C

1 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Katsina United

2 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Remo Stars F.C

1 - 0
Uniben Sport Complex

Bendel Insurance F.C. v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Kwara United F.C

0 - 0

Enyimba v Lobi Stars F.C

Postponed
Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Niger Tornadoes v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0
Krisdera Hotel Stadium

GO Round F.C v Lobi Stars F.C

1 - 0

Enyimba v Lobi Stars F.C

3 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Yobe Desert Stars F.C

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Rangers Intl F.C

2 - 1
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Plateau United v Lobi Stars

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C v Sunshine Stars F.C

1 - 1
Akure Township Stadium

Sunshine Stars v Lobi Stars

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars v Kano Pillars

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars v El-Kanemi

1 - 1
Umuahia Township Stadium

Abia Warriors v Lobi Stars

3 - 2
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars v Rivers United F.C.

2 - 1
Lafia Township Stadium

Nasarawa United v Lobi Stars

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars v Katsina United

0 - 1
Okigwe Township stadium

Heartland F.C v Lobi Stars

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars v Akwa United

0 - 0
Agege Stadium, Lagos

MFM F.C v Lobi Stars

1 - 0
New Jos Stadium, Jos

Wikki Tourist v Lobi Stars

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars v IfeanyiUba

1 - 0
Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Kwara UTD v Lobi Stars

3 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars v Niger Tornadoes

1 - 0
Pokistum Township Stadium, Potiskum

Yobe Stars F.C v Lobi Stars

1 - 0
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars v GO Round F.C

1 - 2
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rangers Intl F.C v Lobi Stars

1 - 1
Aper Aku Stadium

Lobi Stars F.C vs Enyimba

Leagues
Nigeria Professional Football League
Seasons
NPFL 2016/2017, NPFL 2017/2018, NPFL 2018/2019 GROUP A, NPFL 2018/2019, NPFL 2019/2020, NPFL 2020/2021, NPFL 2021/2022, NPFL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS
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