Katsina United F.C.

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Katsina United
Full nameKatsina United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Changi Boys
Founded1994; 30 years ago (1994)
GroundMuhammadu Dikko Stadium
ChairmanPrince Abdulssamad Badamasi[1]
ManagerHenry Makinwa
LeagueNigeria Professional Football League
2020–21Nigeria Professional Football League, 12th of 20

Katsina United Football Club is a Nigerian football club based in the town of Katsina, Katsina State.


Founded in 1994, they were promoted to the Nigerian Premier League in 1997, placing 12th in their debut season but were disbanded after relegation in 2001. The Katsina State Government began plans to resurrect the team in April 2008. The club was reestablished in 2009 and was renamed "Spotlights FC", they debuted in the Nigeria National League for their first year. In February 2016, the team reverted to their original name, Katsina United.[2][1] In October 2016, Katsina United won promotion back to the Nigeria Professional Football League, returning 15 years after they were last relegated.[3]


They played the first half of their first season after re-establishment at the Sardauna Memorial Stadium in Gusau while Katsina Township Stadium was being renovated. The club later moved to the new all-seater Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina.


Performances in CAF competitions[edit]

1996 – Quarter-Finals
2001 – Withdrew Second round


As of 30 December 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Nigeria NGA Yusuf Muhammed
2 Nigeria NGA Peter Ubakanma
3 DF Nigeria NGA Maduagwu chimezie
4 Nigeria NGA Eleje Onyedikachi
5 Nigeria NGA Habib Yakubu
6 Nigeria NGA Souley Muhamad
8 Nigeria NGA Suleman Ibrahim
9 FW Nigeria NGA Gambo Muhammad
10 Nigeria NGA Abdulkarim Ahmed
14 Nigeria NGA Kabir Jinadu
15 FW Nigeria NGA Odebiyi Olamilekan
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 FW Nigeria NGA Odinkwazuka Victor
17 FW Nigeria NGA Kilani Paul
19 MF Nigeria NGA Jinadu Saheed
20 MF Nigeria NGA Azeez Falolu
21 MF Nigeria NGA Arthur Ebiakpo Cruuz
22 MF Nigeria NGA Ejika Nehemiah
23 FW Nigeria NGA Ayodeji Jacobs Dunga
24 FW Nigeria NGA Iyanda Oluwatobi Ige
31 MF Nigeria NGA Dauda Samson Oluwaseun
33 GK Nigeria NGA


  1. ^ a b "Account Suspended". www.gongnews.net.
  2. ^ "Why Masari Renamed Spotlight As Katsina United – Kurfi -". leadership.ng. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Gombe United, Katsina gain promotion to NPFL". dailypost.ng. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Katsina United win 2016 NNL Super Four title | Goal.com". www.goal.com.

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