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
119106325121336
21911352316736
31997323111234
4189361914530
5159331510530
6199372319430
7189272118329
8199282226-429
9188462118328
10197663024627
11197572526-126
12197482317625
13196671615124
14196581420-623
15195681318-521
16194781319-619
171954101422-819
181953111427-1318
19183781319-616
20192611824-1612

Results

Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Aper Aku Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Aper Aku Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Aper Aku Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Aper Aku Stadium

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Aper Aku Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Warri Township Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Osogbo Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Aper Aku Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Akure Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Uniben Sport Complex

Aper Aku Stadium

Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Krisdera Hotel Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Aper Aku Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Aper Aku Stadium

Kwara Sports Stadium, Ilorin

Aper Aku Stadium

Pokistum Township Stadium, Potiskum

Aper Aku Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

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 CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS
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