Nigeria National League – History and Information

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The Nigeria National League (formerly National Division 1) is the second tier of club football in Nigeria.

History

Since 1997, the league has been split into 1A for Northern teams and 1B for southern teams. The top two from each division are promoted to the Nigerian Premier League the next season. The exceptions were the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons where there were four divisions of eight teams each, with each division winner winning promotion. Up to four teams in each division are relegated each season to the Amateur First Division. The league was renamed June 19, 2008.

Recommended: The Nigerian Premier League – Official Website

1-A 2009-2010

* Abuja FC * Adamawa United F.C., Yola * Ajiya Babes, Gumel
* Babanawa F.C., Anyigba * Dabo Babes, Kano * Dalhatu United, Gusau
* El-Kanemi Warriors, Maiduguri * Jigawa Golden Stars F.C., Dutse
* JUTH FC, Jos * FC Lokoja * Mighty Jets, Jos
* Nasarawa United, Lafia * Plateau United, Jos * Spotlight F.C., Katsina
* Supreme Court FC, Abuja * Taraba FC, Jalingo

1-B 2009-2010

* Akwa United F.C., Uyo * Anambra Pillars F.C., Nnewi * Anambra United F.C., Onitsha
* Bendel Insurance FC, Benin City * Bukola Babes, Ilorin * Bussdor United F.C., Owerri
* Crown F.C., Ogbomosho * Delta Force F.C., Ogwashi–Uku * First Bank, Lagos
* Gabros F.C., Nnewi * Gray’s International, Oshogbo * Julius Berger FC, Lagos
* OUK (Orji Uzor Kalu) FC, Umuahia * Prime F.C., Oshogbo * Rising Stars, Akure
* UNICEM Rovers, Calabar

Nigerian Premier League History, Sessions and Winners

Changes from 2008-2009

Relegated from Nigerian Premier League

* FC Abuja * Akwa United * JUTH * Nasarawa United

Promoted from Nigeria Amateur League

* Ajiya Babes * Anambra Pillars * Bukola Babes * Dabo Babes * Gray’s International, Oshogbo * FC Lokoja * Rising Stars, Akure * Spotlight FC, Katsina

Relegated to Nigeria Amateur League

* BCC Lions, Gboko * F.C. Ebedei, Ijebu-Ode * Ila Orangun FC * Kolu United, Yenegoa * Makwada FC, Yola * NAF Rockets F.C., Abuja * Sokoto United * Union Bank F.C., Lagos

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