How Five Young Guns Emerged From Zonal Groups to Battle for NPFL Youth League Crown

How Five Young Guns Emerged From Zonal Groups to Battle for NPFL Youth League Crown

The future of Nigerian football is burning bright after five teams qualified from zonal groups to battle it all out in the NPFL U-17 Youth League playoffs.NPFL Youth League National Playoffs

Five teams have clinched their spots in the national playoffs, hoping to put in more determination to be crowned champions.

Let’s take a closer look at these rising stars and how they secured their berths.

From the Rich Minerals State, Ekiti:

Remo Stars: The young Sky Blue Stars were the brightest in Ekiti, topping their group with six points despite a single defeat.NPFL Youth League Heats Up: 5 Top Teams Qualify for National Playoffs

Their resilience and attacking prowess proved unstoppable.

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Dominating the North:

Plateau United: These Peace Boys refused to give peace a chance in Lafia, edging out Lobi Stars on goal difference.

Two wins and a narrow loss showcased their balanced gameplay.

Katsina United: The Changi Boys kept their cool in Kaduna, securing seven points with two wins and a draw. Their defensive solidity and tactical awareness were key.

Eastern Excellence:

Rangers International: The Flying Antelopes lived up to their name in Enugu, flying to the top spot with two wins and a draw.NPFL Youth League Heats Up: 5 Top Teams Qualify for National Playoffs

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Their derby victory against Heartland was the highlight.

Southern Oil Derby:

Rivers United: The Pride of Rivers kept swimming to the top in Port Harcourt after dominating their group with seven points.How Five Young Guns Emerged From Zonal Groups to Battle for NPFL Youth League Crown

Two wins and a draw demonstrated their attacking fire and defensive grit.

However, the excitement doesn’t stop here! The official draw for the national playoffs is set for February 12th, with the highly anticipated matches happening between February 13th and 17th in Benin.

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Who will rise to the occasion and be crowned the first NPFL U-17 Youth League champions?

We’ll love to hear your opinion!!

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