Enyimba – Stadium, salary, fixtures

Enyimba players in a preseason friendly match
Credit: @EnyimbaFC Twitter

Enyimba Football Club are the defending champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) going into the 2023/24 season.

They are commonly referred to as Enyimba, which means ‘The People's Elephants' in Igbo language (one of the major tribal languages in the country).

The football club was founded in 1976, and gained pupularity within and outside the shores of Nigeria in the 2000s.

Enyimba is by far considered as the most successful Nigerian football club having reigned supreme on two occasions in the CAF Champions League, won nine NPFL titles, and four FA Cups since 2001.

The People's Elephants are looking to dominate the Nigeria domestic football space once more after clinching their ninth league title over closest challengers Remo Stars and Rivers United who both lost out on the prize on inferior goal-difference last campaign.

With an experienced manager, and chairman in the persons of revered Super Eagles icons Finidi George and Nwankwo Kanu manning the affairs of the club, the future looks really bright for the Aba based outfit, who also will be representing Nigeria in the 2023/24 CAF Champions League.

Enyimba Home Stadium

The People's Elephants play their home games at the Enyimba International Stadium located in the city of Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

The stadium has a capacity of 16,000 people following renovations in 2018, and is a home ground that is tough for visiting teams in the NPFL.

Manager – Finidi George

Respected Nigerian ex-international Finidi George, took over the helm of affairs at Enyimba FC in September 2021

He guided them to a third-placed finish in Group A of the 2022/23 abridged league season, to qualify for a place in the Super 6 Championship round that was held in the city of Lagos.

He won his first title as a manager on the 11th of June 2023, as his side emerged winners of the five-round title-deciding playoffs on goal difference.

Enyimba Players


Olorunleke Ojo, John Noble Barinyima, Sabirou Bassa-Djeri


Yakubu Bilal, Pascal Eze, Ndita Okechukwu, Imo Obot, Asuquo Uwana, Somiari Alalibo, Chigozie Chileku


Edem Ini, Nzondiegwu Nonso, Akanni Elijah, Chijioke Mbaoma, Oronsaye James, Ikenna Cooper, Tijani Kabiru, Chibuike Nwaiwu


Awaziem Ekene, Joseph Atule, Abubakar Adamu, Ekwutoziam Eze, Chisom Okereke, Eriugo Adiele

Enyimba Players Salary

We don't have information of the salary of Enyimba players at the time of writing, but it is believed that Enyimba players earn a minimum monthly salary of ₦250,000

Enyimba News

Enyimba Released Obioma and 9 others

The nine-time NPFL champions have parted ways with Chukwuemeka Obioma the last season's league top scorer, and nine others following the expiration of their contracts are.

The players are Emeka Obioma, Phillip Ozor, Chigozie Obasi, Adekunle Adeleke, Fatai Abdullahi, Samuel Kalu and Sadiq Abubakar, John Noble, Moses Omodemuke, Ademola Adebambo and Othuke Egbo.

Olorunleke Ojo becomes the new captain

NPFL champions Enyimba have named Super Eagles goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke their new captain. The two-time African champions made the announcement in August ahead of the new season.

Olorunleke’s appointment followed the departure of former captain, John Noble, who left the Aba giants following the expiration of his contract.

New arrival: Joseph Atule

The club secured the services of talented winger Joseph Atule on a free transfer in August. The highly-rated forward joined the club from Lobi Stars on an initial one-year deal.

Atule’s scintillating performances during the NPFL 2022/23 campaign caught the attention of several clubs, with Enyimba entering the race for his signature. His stellar contributions led Lobi Stars to the Super 6 playoffs, where his dazzling skills left fans and opponents in awe.

CAF Champions League Preliminary Round

Enyimba will begin their 2023/24 campaign with a CAF Champions League preliminary fixture against Al Ahli Benghazi on August 20.

The team have been preparing towards to the clash with several friendlies of which the most recent ones were a 3-1 win over NPFL rivals, Akwa United on 10 August, and a 1-0 loss to Bayelsa United in Uyo a day after.

Enyimba NPFL 2023/24 Season Fixtures

Just like every other team in the Nigerian League is awaiting the official list of fixtures to begin the new season, Enyimba FC do not know their opponents yet.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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