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Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by cheapgoals(m): 5:50pm On Apr 29, 2019
Club ownership in Nigeria has been fingered as one of the major reasons why league football in the country is in its current state. It is believed that the current government ownership of the majority of the clubs has hugely hampered on the development and professionalism in the running of the affairs of the clubs.

In times past many private individuals were involved in the ownership of club sides in Nigeria, from Abiola Babes owned by the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, Stationery Stores amongst others.

However, due to the high cost of running a football club and the death of some club proprietors, the number of privately owned clubs in the country dwindled as the government took over some while others were disbanded outrightly.

Recently, there has been a rise in the private ownership of club sides and today we take a look at the best of them across the local leagues

1. Remo Stars



Founded: 2004
Owner: Kunle Soname
Nickname: Sky Blue Stars
Home Stadium: Gateway International stadium, Sagamu.
Honours: Ogun FA Cup Champions, NNL Champions
Current Status: NPFL



2. MFM FC



Founded: 2007
Owner:Mountain of Fire Ministries
Nickname: Olukoya Boys
Home Stadium: Agege Stadium, Lagos
Honours: Lagos FA Cup Champions, Church World Cup Champions, CAF Champions league
Current Status: NPFL



3. Yarmalight



Founded: 2008
Owner: Malam Farouk Yarma
Nickname: One team, One Dream
Home Stadium: Pantami stadium, Gombe State
Honours: – Nil
Current Status: Nigeria National League



4. Stationery Stores



Founded: 1958
Owner: Isreal Adebajo (late)
Nickname:Flaming Flamingoes
Home Stadium: Onikan Stadium, Lagos
Honours: FA Cup: 4, NPL: 1
Current Status: Nigeria National League



5. Go Round



Founded: 1994
Owner: Felix A, Obuah
Nickname:Go Round
Home Stadium: Krisdera Hotel Stadium, Omoku, Rivers State.
Honours: Rivers State FA Cup: 1
Current Status: NPFL



6. ABS FC



Founded: 2011
Owner: Sen. Bukola Saraki
Nickname: Bukola Babes
Home Stadium:Ilorin stadium, Kwara State
Honours: Nil
Current Status: Nigeria National League



7. Ifeanyi Ubah



Founded: 2015
Owner: Sen. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah
Nickname: Anambra Warriors
Home Stadium: Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium, Nnewi Anambra state
Honours: FA Cup: 1
Current Status: NPFL



8. Ikorodu United



Founded: 2014
Owner: Adewunmi Ogunsanya
Nickname: Oga boys
Home Stadium: Onikan Stadium
Honours: Nil
Current Status: Nigeria National League.


Source;https://cheapgoals.com/top-privately-owned-football-clubs-in-nigeria/

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by Abfinest007(m): 6:00pm On Apr 29, 2019
dangote come see club u fit buy not arsenal

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by Sanfranka5: 8:02pm On Apr 29, 2019
Abfinest007:
dangote come see club u fit buy not arsenal

Are you ok at all?

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by SamOyovwi: 8:02pm On Apr 29, 2019
Ifeanyi Ubah the richest. I love this man and his club

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by bro4u: 8:03pm On Apr 29, 2019
Giwa Fc... That man wey wan bin cause wahala for NPFL dat year.

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by Naijaguy123: 8:04pm On Apr 29, 2019
Nairaland FC is a possibility in few years.
Seun can beg Messi to come and retire here in Nigeria as his first signing. Don’t tell me it’s not possible, when you’re into IT fortune can fall on you anytime.

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by kolafolabi(m): 8:04pm On Apr 29, 2019
What of Papillo FC

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by Nobody: 8:04pm On Apr 29, 2019
All these ancestors
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by Drabeey(m): 8:05pm On Apr 29, 2019
Abfinest007:
dangote come see club u fit buy not arsenal


You don't have to be so silly to make sense
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by dipopooo(m): 8:05pm On Apr 29, 2019
Ikorodu united guys stand like mumu

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by ayanleye12(m): 8:05pm On Apr 29, 2019
Football na scam

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by IfoyinTEDO(f): 8:05pm On Apr 29, 2019
Here we go
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by anonymous96: 8:05pm On Apr 29, 2019
When did MFM FC win CAF champions league? That isn't correct

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by TheAngry1: 8:05pm On Apr 29, 2019
Ok
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by chukwuibuipob: 8:06pm On Apr 29, 2019
cool in Domino Confidimus.UP EKO

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by Gforce2019: 8:06pm On Apr 29, 2019
7. Yamiri United.
Owner: nnamdi kanu
Nick name: Flatino babes.
Home stadium: owerri stadium

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by Weselion(m): 8:06pm On Apr 29, 2019
If I wan buy club wetin be the process?
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by namiji2598: 8:06pm On Apr 29, 2019
no 3 is from my state
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by modestbrowser(m): 8:06pm On Apr 29, 2019
Lols.....
This one's can't even be ball boys in Europe
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by IfoyinTEDO(f): 8:06pm On Apr 29, 2019
dipopooo:
Ikorodu united guys stand like mumu
no wonder they are still in the Nigeria National League
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by BB9ja007: 8:07pm On Apr 29, 2019
If Dangote buy Arsenal we go add am join
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by SOFTENGR: 8:07pm On Apr 29, 2019
Why is my club not there? After all I own it privately.





















Don't ask for name of club.
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by BB9ja007: 8:07pm On Apr 29, 2019
anonymous96:
When did MFM FC win CAF champions league? That isn't correct
me self surprise

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by BABANGBALI: 8:08pm On Apr 29, 2019
If it is not premier league it is not football
Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by columbus007(m): 8:09pm On Apr 29, 2019
Na the ifeanyi uba clubs boy those guys na tout really, the way they stone referee its out of this whole wide world. ..

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by harjayi(m): 8:09pm On Apr 29, 2019
Which time MFM win Champions league

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by Isoduwa(m): 8:10pm On Apr 29, 2019
Drabeey:



You don't have to be so silly to make sense



Did Somebody offended you

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Re: Top Privately Owned Football Clubs In Nigeria by jammyunn(m): 8:14pm On Apr 29, 2019
harjayi:
Which time MFM win Champions league
exactly what I wanted to ask. Except the OP doesn't understand the meaning of "honours" in that context

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