The 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been scheduled to kick off on December 17, 2021
In the release made available by the League Management Company (LMC), the opening match of the season will see defending champions, Akwa United, host Kano Pillars while Gombe United welcomes Shooting Stars of Ibadan and in Makurdi, Lobi Stars take on Rivers United.
Elsewhere, the season would see the first oriental derby when Enyimba FC hosts Abia Warriors in Aba while Enugu Rangers will be guests to Katsina United.
In other fixtures, Niger Tornadoes will welcome Plateau United at their temporary home ground in Kaduna, Sunshine Stars will face Wikki Tourists at the Akure Township Stadium.
Kwara United hosts Dakkada FC in Ilorin, MFM faces Remo Stars at the Agege Stadium, Nasarawa United travels to face Heartland in Owerri.
NPFL 2021/2022 DAY 1 FIXTURES
Gombe United vs Shooting Stars
Akwa United vs Kano Pillars
Lobi Stars vs Rivers United
Katsina United vs Rangers Int’l
Enyimba vs Abia Warriors
Sunshine Stars vs Wikki Tourists
Niger Tornadoes vs Plateau United
Kwara United vs Dakkada
MFM FC vs Remo Stars
Heartland vs Nasarawa United