Lobi Stars F.C.

Lobi Stars is a Nigerian football club based in Makurdi. Play their home games from the club either in Aper - Aku Stadium. So far, the Lobi Stars have won the Nigerian Premier League and even the Nigerian Football Cup once.


The club was founded in 1981 as an association of the Government of Benue State of. By 1986, the class membership is unknown. From 1991 to 1995 the club was second-rate and then dismounted. 1996, it was belonged to the third division, where in 1997 the rise was in the second division. There made ​​to march through and increased in 1998 to the first division. In the first Erstligasaison the Lobi Stars surprised and collected 52 points. Thus, up to fourth place and thus qualified for the final round. There submitted a 3-0 win against Wikki Tourists and one draw against Iwuanyanwu National and Plateau United to win the championship to win. This results in qualifying for the 2000 season for the first time for the CAF Champions League. However, already after the first round was over. In the league, the club again reached the Final Four round, but was beaten in two out of three games. Only against Plateau United could win, which meant third place. Disappointed it was in 2001, when four points were missing on the qualifying place. 2002 and 2003 it was even only the twelfth place. However, the Lobi Stars in 2003 reached the final of the FA Cup. This could win the team. Goals from Olewesi Johnson and Daniel Nkonye the club was the Port Harcourt Sharks beat 2-0 on 25 October 2003. Three months later, in the match for the Super Cup, the team failed on penalties 5-3 against Enyimba FC. For the 2007 season, the Lobi Stars improved again in seventh place. However, there were twelve point gap on Master Port Harcourt Dolphin. Although come in the following year three more points, but still only ranked ninth was recorded. 2006, when the championship mode is changed, the club was in Group B for points. Although they lost only six games, but also broke up six times in a draw. Thus, it was the eighth place, the team earned a rank before the descent. Only on the basis of better goal gave the team the class. 2007 sprouted again hoping to get a championship victory. But by a 1-0 defeat on the final day of the group stage against Zamfara United you missed the qualifying round. Even a draw would have been enough for that. However, were subsequently stripped points from the game against the Port Harcourt Dolphins. 2007, the mode has been changed again and adapted to European standards. The League has now been discharged from September 2007 to May 2008. The Lobi Stars were placed after the seventh rank. At the end of the season 2008 /09 the club narrowly evaded relegation. With 49 points that Lobi Stars had only one more than the first relegated Akwa United.

In August 2009 it was announced that the club wants to go into private hands. The Government of Benue State of the club are thus for the next three years starting in so far there is a prospect. As a candidate for Richard Edewor is traded, wants to sign the necessary written documents to 1 September.

History of the name


  • Nigerian Premier League: 1999
  • Nigerian FA Cup: 2003

Well-known former players


  • Nigeria Robert Akaruye (Former national team of Nigeria )
  • Nigeria Imadu Dooyum (Former national team of Nigeria )
  • Nigeria Michael Eneramo ( Current national player of Nigeria )
  • Nigeria Greg Etafia ( Current national player of Nigeria )
  • Nigeria Barnabas Imenger (Former national team of Nigeria )
  • Benin Isaac Loute (Former national player of Benin )
  • Garba Lawal, Nigeria (Former national team of Nigeria )
  • Nigeria Peter Suswam (Former national team of Nigeria )
  • Taye Taiwo Nigeria ( Current national player of Nigeria )
  • Nigeria Oguchi Uche ( Nigeria Current national player and brother of Oguchi Onyewu )

Lobis coach

( incomplete)

  • Shaibu Amodu Nigeria (?)
  • Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Kosta Papic
  • Unknown Godwin Uwua
  • Unknown Salisu Yusuf