BCC Lions F.C.
|Full name||Benue Cement Co. Lions Football Club|
J. S. Tarka Stadium|
|League||Nigeria Amateur League|
BCC Lions Football Club (Benue Cement Company) is a Nigerian football team based in Gboko and will play their home games at the J. S. Tarka Stadium. In the early 1990s, they were one of the dominant teams in the league, peaking with the double in 1994. They were relegated from the Nigerian Premier League in 1998 by two points, and were unable to regain the former glory. After spending six years in the lower division, they slowly lost their fan base and financial support. Despite a 2.5 million naira boost from Benue State governor George Akume in 2002 and another million from Guilder Brewing two years later, the team was disbanded, not even showing for their 2004 FA Cup first round game against Shooting Stars F.C. An attempt to resurrect the team began in November 2007. In September 2008, Aliko Dangote, chairman of the BCC board, announced 110 million naira has been approved for the team to participate in the 2008/09 season. they were relegated after finishing 13th.
- 1989, 1993, 1994, 1997
Performance in CAF competitions
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: 1 appearance
- 1995 – Second Round
- CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 4 appearances
- 1990 – Champion
- 1991 – Finalist
- 1994 – Quarter-Finals
- 1998 – First Round
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.