Nasarawa United FC is a Nigerian football club based in Nasarawa, Nigeria. The club currently plays in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the country’s highest level of professional club football.
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Nasarawa United FC History
After relocating to Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, where it derived its name from, Nasarawa United, also known as The Solid Miners, became officially established in 2003. Prior to that, the club had been known as the Black Stars of Gombe. Nasarawa United was able to achieve promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for the 2004/05 season after competing in a lower league during the 2003/04 season.
Daniel Amokachi, a well-known former Super Eagles World Cup standout, was the team’s manager during this time. Due to a decrease in available finance, the club’s fortunes took a turn for the worse during the 2008–2009 season, and as a result, it was demoted to a lower tier. It was a difficult time for the club and the players, who did not get payment for several months, and the club’s debt grew to an estimated 58 million Nigerian naira.
However, by the year 2012, the team had made a comeback, won its division, and earned promotion back to the NPFL. Nasarawa United came very close to winning the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the 2006 season when it finished second behind the league champions, Ocean Boys, and secured a place in the CAF Champions League for the very first time in its history. This was before the club experienced a financial crisis. As was the case in the League, Nasarawa United’s highest finish in the Cup competition (known as the AITEO cup) was a second place finish.
This came about after the team was defeated by FC IfeanyiUba 5-4 on penalties in the 2016 finals, following a scoreless draw in regulation time. Its participation in the CAF Champions League in 2007 came to an end when it was eliminated in the second round by a team from Sudan. As a result of this, it was relegated to the CAF Confederations Cup, where it was eliminated by another Nigerian team, Kwara United, by a score of 2-1 aggregate. Nasarawa United finished the 2014/2015 season in third position to secure another place in the CAF Confederation Cup.
However, they were eliminated by AS Constantine of Morocco in the second round after having a successful season under the direction of Kabiru Dogo. The Solid Miners have been responsible for the development of certain players who have gone on to make a name for themselves, earning invites to play for national teams and being scouted by clubs in Europe. Players of this caliber include the likes of Bature Yaro and Abubakar Ibrahim, both of whom were members of the Super Eagles team during the coaching tenures of Sunday Oliseh and the late Stephen Keshi, respectively.
Nasarawa United FC Stadium
The Lafia Township Stadium is a multi-use stadium located in Lafia, which is located in the state of Nasarawa in the central region of Nigeria. At the moment, football matches make up the majority of the events held there, and Nasarawa United calls it their home field. The stadium is able to accommodate up to 10,000 people at once.
The Lafia Township Stadium can be found along Jos-Makurdi Road, and it looks out over a retail center. Its location in the middle of Lafia City makes it quite convenient for residents.