About Us

The All Nigerian Football Players Union (ANFPU) was birthed out of necessity. There was a massive niche and void that has been in existence the last few decades. It was obvious to every discerning mind that something has to give in the face of the ever-growing frustration and discontent within the football family especially the retired players. Our primary objective is to cater to the welfare of both our retired and active Football players.

The All Nigerian Football Players Union (ANFPU) comes as a team of determined and qualified individuals that are ready to hit the ground running. This team will deploy every aspect of corporate governance that guarantees efficient service delivery.


The history of Players union in Nigeria is not complete without telling the story about how it all started. Nigerian footballers of yore were always at the receiving end in their Football career in respect to contract, wages and general welfare. The camaraderie between the Club Owners and Players were like master and servant relationship. Footballers were treated like casual workers that could be discarded at will. Just to mention a few, there were no contracts for Players, Salaries were not paid as at when due, Sign-on barely came as agreed, same applies to match bonus and allowances. It was all of factors above that culminated in the birth of Players union in the early 90’s. The Union was not sustainable due to lack of structure.

This time around can be termed as a new beginning after several missteps. This Union has learnt from its stumbles and failures, therefore better for the arduous task ahead.

Our Core Objectives

Our core objectives include but not limited to the following:
1. Welfare of players and veterans
2. Compliance advice regarding rules, policies and regulations.
3. Training and Capacity Building.
4. Protecting player image rights and commercial matters.
5. Neighborhood Adoption and Sponsorship Programs.
6. Promotion of gender parity, diversity, equality & inclusiveness in football.
7. Sustainable development and growth.
8. Overall players support and protection.
9. Participation in football governance and development
10. Collective Bargaining Agreement advice
11. Be a voice for the Players

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