The 2017 NPFL season will be kicking off on Saturday, January 14, 2017, and is expected to end in July. Ahead of the new season, the LMC who are the organisers of the NPFL released photos of the official ball on their Twitter page.
The white ball has all the sponsors of the NPFL and the LMC inscribed on it. Champions, Enugu Rangers, will begin their league title defence at home to Abia Warriors in the first Oriental Derby of the 2016/17 top-flight campaign.
The biggest pairing for Week One is the clash between Enyimba International FC and Sunshine Stars of Akure. Match Day One Fixtures Enyimba FC Vs Sunshine Stars, Kano Pillars Vs FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Enugu Rangers Vs Abia Warriors, MFM FC Vs Niger Tornadoes, Shooting Stars Vs Lobi Stars, ABS FC Vs Akwa United, Remo Stars Vs Plateau United, Katsina United Vs Gombe United, Rivers United Vs Elkanemi Warriors, Wikki Tourists Vs Nasarawa United.