Nasarawa United F.C.

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Full nameNasarawa United Football Club
Nickname(s)Solid Miners
GroundLafia Township Stadium, Lafia, Nasarawa,
ChairmanIsaac Danladi[1]
ManagerMohammed Baba Ganaru
LeagueNigeria Professional Football League
2020–21Nigeria Professional Football League, 5th of 20

Nasarawa United Football Club is a soccer club based in Lafia, Nasarawa. They play in the Nigeria Premier League.


The team was founded in 2003 after the Nasarawa government took over Black Stars FC of Gombe. They joined the Nigerian Premier League in 2004–05. Their stadium, Lafia Township Stadium, has a capacity of some 5,000. [2] The club's nickname is Solid Miners.[3]

2009–10 seasons[edit]

The team went through financial shortfalls in the 2008–09 season that one player described as leaving them on the verge of "starvation". A 1–1 home draw on March 7 against Niger Tornadoes caused home fans to riot and even follow the Tornadoes to the hotel and attack them there.[4] The team was sent to play in Ibadan for the rest of the season and assured relegation to the Nigeria National League with three games remaining. The resulting debt of 46 million naira (Approx. $300,000) threatened to cancel the team's 2009–10 season. Midway through the season, the debt was reportedly 58 million naira ($387,000) and the team missed 16 games due to its precarious financial position. They returned to the field April 24 after a five-month suspension was lifted with a 1–0 win over Mighty Jets.[5] They were promoted back to the Premier League in 2012 after winning their division.



Current team[edit]

As of 12 February 2023

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 Yinka David
3 MF Nigeria NGA Godwin Alex (captain)
6 DF Nigeria NGA Abdullahi Abubakar
9 FW Nigeria NGA Ohanachom Chinedu
10 MF Nigeria NGA Maigishiri Dauda
11 DF Nigeria NGA Madaki Chris
12 GK Nigeria NGA Danlami Umar
13 FW Nigeria NGA Osanga King
14 MF Nigeria NGA Yusuf Anas
15 DF Nigeria NGA Ugochukwu Gabriel
16 DF Nigeria NGA Manga Mohammed
17 MF Nigeria NGA Joshua John
18 FW Nigeria NGA Ogbole Emmanuel
20 FW Nigeria NGA Offor Ikenna
25 GK Nigeria NGA Isaac Jerry
27 DF Nigeria NGA Denis Victor
30 FW Nigeria NGA Obasi Dennis
34 GK Nigeria NGA Godwin Ameh

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2007 – Second Round
2007 – Intermediate Round
2016 – First Round


Technical Advisor

  • Kabiru Sulaiman Dogo

Head coach

  • none

Assistant coach

  • TBA

Former coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "Danladi: Nasarawa United are ready (". Retrieved 28 March 2024.
  2. ^ "Football stadiums of the world - Stadiums in Nigeria". 2013-01-16. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  3. ^ "Nigeria - Nasarawa United F.C. NPFL Club Nasarawa United F.C". Nigeria Professional Football League. Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  4. ^ The Guardian [dead link]
  5. ^ "Gov Doma revives club, settles debt". 2011-07-26. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2022-12-14.

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