Nigerian football league system

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The Nigerian football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for association football clubs in Nigeria. [1] It is made up of the top-most league, the Nigeria Premier League, then the Nigeria National League which is divided into two groups, followed by the Nigeria Nationwide League, divided into the Nigeria Nationwide League Division One and the Nigeria Nationwide League Division Two.


1 Nigeria Premier League
20 clubs
relegate 4 teams
2 Nigeria National League
32 clubs
↑↓promote 4 teams, relegate 6 teams
3 Nigeria Nationwide League
40 clubs
↑↓promote 8 teams, relegate 8 teams

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