Nationwide squads take battle to Lagos

imageimage The Agege Stadium, Lagos, will be the arena of unmitigated soccer battle as winners of each of the eight groups in the Nationwide League One (NLO) have stormed the city of Lagos to determine the overall champion of the country wide amateur football competition in a Super 8 competition.

Executive Secretary of the NLO. Olusola Ogunnowo, confirmed that while the teams arrived Lagos on Sunday, October 23, they will hold technical meetings and get the players to feel the turf on Monday, October 24, while action will kick off Tuesday, October 25, with four matches in fixtures for the first day while the final is fixed for October 29

The participating teams include AS Racine and My People FC representing Lagos zone. and FC Abuja and FRSC FC from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Others are Enyimba of Aba Feeders team, Papilo FC from Owerii, Imo State, Yobe Desert Warriors and Bida FC of Niger State.

The Organisers have also invited four top grassroots teams from Lagos to compete by the side of the Nationwide Final 8. The objective is to avail the Nationwide teams the opportunity of seeing other talented players in the grassroots and possibly sign them on as they move on to the professional level of Nigerian football.

The invited grassroots clubs are Destiny FC, Collins Edwin FC, Spartans FC and Goodland Rangers.

Ogunnowo has said that the Nationwide Super 8 is designed to exhibit more than football as so much has been put in the content of the programme to provide a fun-filled carnival-like experience for football fans.


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