A Statistical Look at the NPFL 2022-23 Season

A Statistical Look at the NPFL 2022-23 Season
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The 2022/2023 abridged Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) ended on May 21, 2023. Before the Super Six kicks off, let us look at some of the standout stats from the NPFL regular season.

Total Number of Matches: 180 Matches

Home Wins Total: 99 Wins (55% Home Win Rate)

Away Wins Total: 25 Wins (14% Away Win Rate)

Number of Drawn Games: 56 Games (31% Drawn Games)

Total Goals Scored: 380 goals

Total Home Team Goals: 253

Total Away Team Goals: 127

Over 2.5 Goals: 63 Matches

Under 2.5 Goals: 117 Matches

Top Scorer: Chukwuemeka Obioma (Enyimba) – 14 Goals 

Top Assister: Joseph Atule (Lobi Stars) – 4 Assists 

Highest Scoring Team: Plateau United – 29 Goals

Lowest Scoring Team: El-Kanemi Warriors – 10 goals

Highest Scoring Match: Bayelsa United 5-1 Abia Warriors

Most Common Result: 1-0 (35 Games Ended with this Scoreline)

Best Goalkeeper: Amas Obasogie (Bendel Insurance) – 8 clean sheets.

Player with Most Yellow Cards: Nwangwa Nyima (Rivers United) – 4 Yellow Cards

Total Yellow Cards: 225 Yellow Cards

Total Red Cards: 13 Red Cards

Relegated Teams: Dakkada, El-Kanemi Warriors, Nasarawa United and Wikki Tourist

Super Six Teams: Rivers United, Lobi Stars, Bendel Insurance, Enyimba, Sunshine Stars and Remo Stars.

Top NPFL Goalscorers

Player Matches Played Goals

C. Obioma

Enyimba

13

14

R. Mizo

Bayelsa United

15

9

I. Osarenkhoe

Bendel Insurance

18

8

C. Olisemah

Akwa United

13

6

M. Usman

Doma United

15

6

U. Abba

Lobi Stars

16

6

I. Seriki

Bendel Insurance

17

6

D. Okoromi

Niger Tornadoes

17

6

N. Nyima

Rivers United

14

5

W. Stephen

Bayelsa United

15

5

B. Lukman

Abia Warriors

16

5

M. Idris

Niger Tornadoes

17

5

Top NPFL Creators

Player Matches Played Assists

J. Atule.

Lobi Stars

9

4

P. Acquah

Rivers United

7

3

A. Ajagbe.

Sunshine Stars

9

3

Divine Nwachuku

Bendel Insurance

16

3

E. Edidiong

Remo Stars

7

2

S. Shuaibu

Gombe United

8

2

D. Itodo

Plateau United

12

2

K. Osanga

Nasarawa United

13

2

C. Gideon

Rivers United

13

2

M. Akile

Lobi Stars

14

2

C. Obioma

Enyimba

14

2

A. Adamu

Enyimba

15

2

J. Lazarus

Lobi Stars

15

2

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

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