NPFL 2023/24 stats – Top scorer, most assists & lots more

NPFL 2023/24 stats – Top scorer, most assists & lots more
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The NPFL 2023/24 season is the 53rd edition of Nigeria's top-flight domestic league, the 34th since it attained professionalism.

The season got underway on 30 September 2023 after initial delays, running a full-length format of 38 rounds as against the abridged format of the previous 2022/23 season.

Enyimba are the current champions – they won the 2022/23 NPFL Championship via the playoffs which took place in June 2023 at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos – a record 9th NPFL title.

So far this campaign, we have seen 20 match-days and we have 18 more to go before the curtain is drawn on the season.

Journey for teams and players to begin the NPFL 2023/24 stats

After match day 20, Remo Stars sit top of the log with 36 points, same as Lobi Stars who occupy second spot, and Enyimba in third with 35 points.

On the goal scorers chart, Remo Stars’ Sikiru Alimi leads the standings with 11 goals, and is closely followed by Plateau United's Hilary Albert who has bagged 10 goals.

In the assists category, Remo Stars’ Sodiq Ismail has increased his tally to 11. He is being followed by Abia Warriors’ Emmanuel Onu with 4 assists, and Enugu Rangers Kazeem Ogunleye who also has 4 assists.

Doma United’s Osayi Kingdom kept his 13th clean sheet of the campaign as Amas Obasogie (Bendel Insurance) also made it 11 clean sheets this season.   

In this article, we'll be updating the stats as well as the NPFL table as the season progresses.

NPFL 2023/24 stats

Current round: 20

Matches played: 200/380

Goals scored: 404

Number of wins for home teams: 140

Number of draws: 50

Number of wins for away teams: 10

Current top scorer: Alimi Sikiru – 11 goals

Most assists: Ismail Sodiq – 11 (Remo Stars)

Goalkeeper with the most clean sheets: Kingdom Osayi – 13 (Doma United)

Highest scoring match: Bayelsa United 5-3 Akwa United (30/09/23)

Most Assists Most Clean Sheets Top Goalscorer
Sodiq Ismail (11) Osayi Kingdom (13) Alimi Sikiru (11)
Emmanuel Onu (4) Amas Obasogie (11)  Hilary Albert (10)
Kazeem Ogunleye (4) Kayode Bankole (10) Robert Mizo (10)

NPFL 2023/24 table after Matchday 20

Premier League 23/24
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Remo Stars

Remo Stars

20 11 3 6 10 36
2 Lobi Stars FC

Lobi Stars FC

20 11 3 6 6 36
3 Enyimba

Enyimba

21 11 3 7 3 36
4 Enugu Rangers

Enugu Rangers

21 10 4 7 8 34
5 Plateau United

Plateau United

20 11 1 8 7 34
6 Kano Pillars

Kano Pillars

20 10 3 7 3 33
7 Doma United

Doma United

21 9 5 7 2 32
8 Bendel Insurance

Bendel Insurance

21 8 7 6 4 31
9

Katsina Utd

21 8 7 6 2 31
10 Rivers United

Rivers United

20 7 6 7 3 27
11 Abia Warriors

Abia Warriors

20 8 3 9 -1 27
12 Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

20 7 5 8 -2 26
13 Kwara United

Kwara United

21 5 10 6 -2 25
14

Sporting Lagos

20 6 6 8 -2 24
15 Sunshine Stars FC

Sunshine Stars FC

20 5 8 7 -2 23
16 Akwa United

Akwa United

20 5 6 9 -4 21
17 Niger Tornadoes

Niger Tornadoes

20 5 6 9 -6 21
18

Bayelsa United

20 5 6 9 -7 21
19 Heartland FC

Heartland FC

20 3 9 8 -6 18
20 Gombe Utd

Gombe Utd

20 6 3 11 -19 18

This article was most recently revised and updated 6 days ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.