NPFL : Top 5 Local Clubs Currently Recruiting Grassroot Players

The 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL, and the Nigeria National League NNL, are just days away from starting. And clubs are busy in the market recruiting both professional and potential Professional footballers.

So, today we will bring to the notice of the entire public some football clubs currently recruiting players.

Also, it’s important to note that, the various contact details of the club’s can be found on their official websites.

Vandrezzer Football Club(NNL Club)

Vandrezzer Football Club

Vandrezzer Football Club (VFC) is a Nigerian professional football club that participates in the Nigeria National League, a second tier within the Nigerian Professional Football League system. Established in 2019 in Eket, Akwa Ibom, the club is privately owned and managed by Vandrezzer Energy Services Limited. A company involved in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Vandrezzer Energy Services Limited is owned by Joe Udofia, an Akwa Ibom born business tycoon.

Vandrezzer FC achieved victory in the 2021 season of the Lagos State FA Cup.

According the recent information from our desk, “The Lions of Naija” as fondly called by fans which later moved to Lagos in 2021 is set to roar back home to its land of formation in Akwa Ibom . Vandrezzer FC is applauded to its innovations and reshaping the landscape of club football in Nigeria.

Vandrezzer FC has stated its ambition to become one of the top football clubs in Nigeria and eventually compete at the continental level. The club aims to promote and develop football talent in Nigeria. The club’s goal was to earn promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the top-tier league in the country.

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Vandrezzer FC has been involved in community engagement initiatives, including youth development programs and football academies aimed at nurturing young talents in the region, it is credited as the first Nigerian football club to get 1million followers on facebook.

Ikorodu United(NNL Club)

Ikorodu United currently competes in the Nigeria National League NNL.
FC Ebedei


Ikorodu United is a Nigerian football club based in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The club was founded in 1 January 2009 by Adewunmi Ogunsanya Esq. SAN, real estate mogul, intellectual property icon, insurance and oil and gas magnate.

Ikorodu United played in the Nigeria Premier League in 2015 against Abia Warriors FC after gaining successive promotions from the Nigeria Nationwide League and Nigeria National League.

Ikorodu United played its home matches at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos State. The club has also used other stadiums for its home games in the past.

While Ikorodu United may not have a long list of major titles to its name, it has had periods of success in Nigerian football and has contributed to the development of the sport in Lagos State.

Like many Nigerian football clubs, Ikorodu United had a passionate local fan base that supported the team during matches.

Enugu Rangers International Football Club(NPFL Club)

Rangers International playing in the NPFL is currently recruiting players
Rangers International

Enugu Rangers International Football Club, commonly known as Enugu Rangers, is one of the oldest and most renowned football clubs in Nigeria.

Enugu Rangers was founded in 1970 about 53years ago in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. The club was established shortly after Nigeria gained independence and has a rich history in Nigerian football.

Enugu Rangers is one of the most successful football clubs in Nigeria. The club has won numerous domestic titles, including the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) championship,1977 CAF Champions League, Nigerian FA Cup.

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Enugu Rangers has been involved in youth development initiatives, nurturing young talent in the Enugu region and contributing to the growth of Nigerian football.

Heartland Football Club(NPFL Club)

Heartland FC is a Nigerian club currently playing in the Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL.
Heartland FC

Heartland Football Club, often simply referred to as Heartland FC, is a prominent Nigerian football club based in Owerri, Imo State. Heartland FC was founded in 1976 and has a significant history in Nigerian football.

The club was initially known as the “Iwuanyanwu Nationale” before undergoing several name changes, eventually becoming Heartland FC.

Heartland FC has had notable success in Nigerian football. They have won the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) championship multiple times and have also claimed victory in the Nigerian FA Cup. One of their most significant achievements came in 2009 when they won the CAF Champions League, becoming the second Nigerian club to achieve this feat.

The club plays its home matches at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, Imo State.
Heartland FC has fierce rivalries with other Nigerian teams, particularly Enyimba International FC and Enugu Rangers. Matches between these clubs are highly anticipated and are often referred to as “Oriental Derbies.”

Like many Nigerian football clubs, Heartland FC has been involved in youth development initiatives, nurturing young talent in the Imo State region and contributing to the development of Nigerian football.

Heartland FC has experienced periods of success and also faced challenges in Nigerian football. As of the recent updates in NPFL, they were working to regain their position as a top team.

F.C Ebedei(NNL Club)

FC Ebedei is a Nigerian football club based in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. In 2001 it relocated from Lagos to Ogun state. They currently play in Nigeria Nationwide League, the third tier of Nigerian football. FC Ebedei is managed by Churchill Oliseh, a renowned football manager who is credited for discovering Nigerian’s Obafemi Martins where he was playing football in the streets of his town.

FC Ebedei is said to be serving as the African football academy of FC Midtjylland, a Danish football club which has won the Danish Superliga championship three consecutive times.

FC Ebedei has produced prominent players who has grown in their careers and are playing in Denmark like the renowned Paul Onuachu others includes the likes of Olise Ogwu, Peter Crouch, Ajilore Oluwafemi, Adeshina Lawal, Justice John Erhenede, Akeem Agbetu, Babajide Collins Babatunde among others.

Ebedei FC primarily operates at the grassroots level of Nigerian football. It may not have achieved widespread recognition or success in the top-tier Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) or other major competitions.

Ebedei FC has been involved in youth development initiatives, nurturing and developing young football talent in the Ogun State. Ebedei FC have participated in various local and regional football competitions in Ogun State and Lagos State.

FC Ebedei is reckoned with producing footballers that competes on an international level, a fit they have maintained for years compared to many local football clubs.


One thought on “NPFL : Top 5 Local Clubs Currently Recruiting Grassroot Players

  1. My name is adeorike mubarak i am 15 years oid i can play as a right winger i want to join your team please help me my god help you too my contact (07012130277)

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