2017/2018 NNL Super 4 Tournament set to hold


The end of season Super 4 Tournament to determine the overall
champions of the season in the Bet9ja Nigeria National League (NNL)
will hold in Lagos from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9.
The league’s Chief Operating Officer, Lawrence Katken, said on
Wednesday in Lagos that the three-day tournament would hold at the
New-Look “Soccer Temple’’, Agege Stadium.
Heartland FC of Owerri and Afonja Warriors of Ilorin, emerged winners
of both the Southern and Northern Conferences in the regular season of
the league.
Go-Round FC of Omoku and Yobe Desert Stars of Damaturu were both
runners up and will also compete in the tournament.
Katsina United, Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS), Remo Stars and Gombe
United competed in the Super 4 last season with Katsina emerging
According to Katken, the tournament is expected to attract soccer fans
to the venue owing to the pedigree of the four teams that will play in
the Nigeria Professional Football League in the new season.
“Apart from the stiff competition expected, the Super 4 will provide a
veritable platform to reward deserving individuals and administrators
who distinguished themselves in the 2016/2017 season,’’ Katken said in
a statement.
Meanwhile, the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the League, a
precursor for the new season will also hold in Lagos, while draws for
the new season’s fixtures among others top the agenda for the
According to the statement, Chidi Offor-Okenwa, Chairman of the
league, commends the Lagos State Government, its Sports Commission and
Football Association for accepting to partner with Bet9ja NNL to stage
the tournament.
It added that the board has saluted the enigmatic and huge role played
by the Chairman of K.C. Gamings Ltd., Operators of the biggest sports
bet — Bet9ja, Kunle Soname, for sponsoring the league.
“NNL cannot thank Bet9ja enough for their gesture,’’ Okenwa said

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