Naija United Football Club

"Naija"

Code
NJA
Nickname
Naija
Founded
2023
Home Ground
Elegushi Beach Stadium

Naija United is all about unleashing the potential of football in West Africa.

Nigerian football fans are proud and passionate and they deserve an opportunity to have a seat at the top table of global football.

They want to be giants once again and through Naija United, greatness is now within reach. It’s Nigeria versus the whole world and by getting behind this team, the young people of this country can shift the balance of power in our favour.

The club is built on its four main values of Loyalty, Endurance, Joy and Prosperity. Those values are reflected in their players, staff, and supporters.

The club's co-owners are Kamaru Usman, Rotimi, Williams Uchemba and Tobe Nwigwe. The club's charity partner is Grassroots Soccer.

Round 1

0 - 1
Naija United Football Club v Bondi Football Club
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

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Round 2

3 - 1
Tokyo Youth Club 東京青年部 v Naija United Football Club
Shibuya Central Stadium Tokyo, Japan

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Round 3

0 - 0
Bengaluru Phoenix FC v Naija United Football Club
Koramangala Stadium Bengaluru, India

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Round 4

Naija United Football Club v Club Sportivo Palermo
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 5

Clube de Futebol Brasil Amazônia v Naija United Football Club
Estádio do Rio Amazonas Manaus, Brasil

Round 6

Naija United Football Club v South London United
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 7

Riyadh Stars FC v Naija United Football Club
Oasis Stadium Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Round 8

Naija United Football Club v Paris St-Denis
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 9

Futbol Club Angelenos v Naija United Football Club
Boyle Heights Stadium Los Angeles, USA

Round 10

Naija United Football Club v Manhattan FC
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 11

Inter Nusantara FC v Naija United Football Club
Garuda Stadium Jakarta, Indonesia

Round 12

Bondi Football Club v Naija United Football Club
Bondi Beach Bowl Sydney, Australia

Round 13

Naija United Football Club v Tokyo Youth Club 東京青年部
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 14

Naija United Football Club v Bengaluru Phoenix FC
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 15

Club Sportivo Palermo v Naija United Football Club
Parque Olimpico Stadium Buenos Aires, Argentina

Round 16

Naija United Football Club v Clube de Futebol Brasil Amazônia
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 17

South London United v Naija United Football Club
Hilly Fields Stadium London, England

Round 18

Naija United Football Club v Riyadh Stars FC
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 19

Paris St-Denis v Naija United Football Club
Stade De Le Seine Paris, France

Round 20

Naija United Football Club v Futbol Club Angelenos
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria

Round 21

Manhattan FC v Naija United Football Club
Central Park Stadium New York City, USA

Round 22

Naija United Football Club v Inter Nusantara FC
Elegushi Beach Stadium Lagos, Nigeria
Matches Played
3

Shooting

Goals
1
(12th)

Shots
39
(9th)

Shots On Target
9
(11th)

Shot Accuracy %
23%
(10th)

Expected Goals
4.0
(7th)

Expected Goal Difference
-3.0
(12th)

Penalties Attempted
0
(3rd)

Penalties Scored
0
(3rd)

Possession

Possession %
50%
(7th)

Final Third Entries
92
(8th)

Key Passes
62
(5th)

Passes into Penalty Area
46
(3rd)

Corners
15
(5th)

Throw Ins
56
(4th)

Dribbles Attempted
48
(9th)

Dribble Completion %
54%
(4th)

Miscontrols
50
(6th)

Passing

Passes
1605
(6th)

Pass Completion %
77%
(8th)

Short Passes
829
(9th)

Short Pass Completion %
84%
(11th)

Medium Passes
429
(2nd)

Medium Pass Completion %
89%
(1st)

Long Passes
275
(2nd)

Long Pass Completion %
53%
(4th)

Through Balls
15
(5th)

Through Ball Completion %
33%
(7th)

Crosses
57
(6th)

Cross Completion %
28%
(8th)

Defence

Clearances
79
(1st)

Effective Clearance %
49%
(10th)

Interceptions
38
(2nd)

Pressures
530
(6th)

Tackles Attempted
53
(10th)

Tackle Completion %
60%
(6th)

Goalkeeping

Shots Faced
43
(6th)

Shots On Target Faced
17
(7th)

Goals Conceded
4
(5th)

Saves
13
(3rd)

Save %
76%
(3rd)

Expected Goals Faced
2.9
(1st)

Expected Goals Faced Difference
-1.1
(8th)

Penalties Faced
0
(1st)

Penalty Goals Conceded
0
(1st)

Discipline

Fouls Committed
33
(3rd)

Penalties Conceded
0
(1st)

Offsides
3
(5th)

Yellow Cards
12
(12th)

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Olakunle Rufai

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Olakunle Rufai wears many hats as a media personality, broadcaster, and podcaster and now he is the manager of Naija United.

His deep-rooted passion for football stems from his earlier years as a professional player during his teenage days, infusing his broadcasting career with rich insights and perspectives.

With a keen eye for detail, Olakunle delves into the technical intricacies that bring the beautiful game to life, showcasing his profound understanding and love for football.

With some help from his friends on The Hindsight Podcast, he is eager to make Naija United reach their potential this season.

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