Nasarawa United F.C

Arena/Stadium: Lafia Township Stadium, Nasarawa State

Owners – Mohammed Baba Ganaru

Chairman: Isaac Danladi

Manager: N/A

Nickname(s): Solid Miners

Founded: 2003

 History
Season League Rank Played Points W/D/L Goals Players
2014/2015 Season NPFL 3 38 63 18/9/11 46:35
2015/2016 Season NPFL 11 36 50 16/2/18 41:43
2016/2017 NPFL 5 38 56 16/8/14 35:30
2017 NPFL U15 4 4 3 1/0/3 6:13
2017/2018 Season NPFL 12 24 29 9/2/13 26:29
2018/2019 Season NPFL GROUP B 4 22 33 10/3/9 30:28
2019/2020 Season NPFL 17 25 29 8/5/12 27:27

 

Nasarawa United, nicknamed The Solid Miners was registered in 2003 after acquiring the Black Stars of Gombe and relocated to Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State which it took its name from. After competing in the lower league in the 2003/04 season, Nasarawa United earned promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for the 2004/05 season managed by renowned former Super Eagles World Cup star, Daniel Amokachi.

The club suffered reverse in fortune in the 2008/09 season following dwindled funding and was relegated to the lower division. It was a torrid time for the club and players who went months without getting paid and the club debt piled to an estimated N58million. But by 2012, the club bounced back to reckoning, topped the division and returned to the NPFL. Before Nasarawa United had its financial crisis, it came close to winning the NPFL in the 2006 season when it finished second behind winners, Ocean Boys and secured a CAF Champions League place for the first time in their history.

As in the League, Nasarawa United has had a second placing as its best outing in the Cup competition (The AITEO cup), after it lost 5-4 on penalties in the 2016 finals against FC IfeanyiUba following a nil all draw in regulation time. Its outing in the CAF Champions League back in 2007 ended in a second round defeat to a Sudanese side and a subsequent drop to the CAF Confederations Cup where it lost to another Nigerian side, Kwara United on 2-1 aggregate. After an impressive season under Kabiru Dogo, Nasarawa United ended the 2014/2015 season in third position to secure another CAF Confederation Cup place and they were sent out in the second round by AS Constantine of Morocco.

The Solid Miners have produced some players that made waves and secured invitations to the national teams and scouted by clubs in Europe. Such notable players include Bature Yaro and Abubakar Ibrahim who were enlisted in the Super Eagles under Coach Sunday Oliseh and Late Coach Stephen Keshi respectively.

Other players that have played for the national teams while with the Solid Miners include Victor Namo, Ifeanyi Nweke, Galadima Mohammed, Abubakar Abdullahi, Sunusi Ibrahim, Philip Auta and Thomas Zenke amongst others. Some other famous players of Nasarawa United include Super Eagles goalkeeper and Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa’s Daniel Akpeyi, former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye, Olympic gold medalist and defender, Mobi Okparaku, Tony Edjos and Rabiu Ali. Others include Ogbonna Okemeri, Esosa Igbinoba, Lordson Ichull, Suraj Ayeleso, Eugene Obi and late Idris Baba etc Victor Namo, Suraj Ayeleso and Ibrahim Sunusi are the three Nasarawa United players that have won individual awards in the league.

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 B

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
12211563224838
22211472819937
32211381818036
42210393028233
5229492520531
6229492522331
7229491926-731
8227961814430
9228681919030
102293102125-430
11227691623-727
122243151124-1315

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
41910272218432
5179441713431
6189361914530
7199372319430
8199282226-429
9198472220228
10197663024627
11197572526-126
12207581621-526
13197482317625
14196671615124
15195681318-521
16194781319-619
171954101422-819
181953111427-1318
19193881521-617
20192611824-1612

Results

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Lafia Township Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Lafia Township Stadium

Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Lafia Township Stadium

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Warri Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Lafia Township Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Lafia Township Stadium

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Lafia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Aper Aku Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Nest of Champions, Uyo

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Lafia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe

Akure Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

Enyimba International Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

August 27 Stadium, Damaturu

Lafia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Lafia Township Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Umuahia Township Stadium

Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna

Lafia Township Stadium

Krisdera Hotel Stadium

Pantami Stadium, Gombe

Lafia Township Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

El-Kanemi Sports Stadium, Maiduguri

Lafia Township Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Akure Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

New Jos Stadium, Jos

Lafia Township Stadium

El-Kanemi Sports Stadium, Maiduguri

Lafia Township Stadium

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Agege Stadium, Lagos

Lafia Township Stadium

Okigwe Township stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Godswill Akpabio International Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

FC Ifeanyi Ubah International Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Confluence Stadium, Lokoja

Lafia Township Stadium

Krisdera Hotel Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Sani Abacha Stadium

Lafia Township Stadium

Leagues
Nigeria Professional Football League
Seasons
NPFL 2016/2017, NPFL 2017/2018, NPFL 2018/2019 GROUP B, NPFL 2018/2019, NPFL 2019/2020, NPFL 2020/2021
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