La­gos plans LG pre­mier league

Daily Trust - - SPORT - Do­tun Omisakin, La­gos

The La­gos State gov­ern­ment has an­nounced plans to com­mence a lo­cal pre­mier league to be played among 20 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas in the state.

The state gov­er­nor, Mr. Ak­in­wummi Am­bode stated this in a chat with re­porters dur­ing a Nige­ria Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League lo­cal derby be­tween MFM and Iko­rodu United FC at Agege Sta­dium on Sun­day evening.

Gov. Am­bode said the modal­i­ties are in place to kick-start the league, adding that the state will go into Pri­vate Pub­lic Part­ner­ships to gal­va­nize in­fra­struc­ture boost the league and other sports in the state.

“We have rolled the tem­plate to start our lo­cal pre­mier league which 20 teams will par­tic­i­pate,” he said.

He stated that the part­ner­ship will bring the best out of the state teem­ing play­ers to meet the world foot­ball stan­dard.

“I am cel­e­brat­ing the La­gos two teams, I am happy about the mas­sive turnout, there should be re­cre­ation ev­ery day,” he added.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment Iko­rodu United FC coach Theodore De Jong has said that the La­gos-based Nige­ria Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League out­fit will con­tinue its fight to es­cape rel­e­ga­tion.

The 64 year old ex-Dutch in­ter­na­tional stated this after the club’s lo­cal derby against MFM which Iko­rodu lost 1-3 at Agege Sta­dium.

An ac­tion dur­ing a league match be­tween Iko­rodu Unitedand Rivers United at Onikan Sta­dium in La­gos

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.