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Lagos hopes for Premier League football

25 August 2015, 16:02

Lagos - Nigeria's commercial nerve center, Lagos has been starved of top flight league football for so long, but hopes are rocket high this season as two teams, Ikorodu United and MFM FC are in commanding positions to bring Premier League football to Lagos.

Both teams are so close yet far because it all depends on how they finish this season in the Nigeria National League (NNL).

A newly formed club, Ikorodu United who are debutant in the NNL have the chance this weekend, Sunday August 30, 2015 to secure a promotion ticket. A win at their home ground, Onikan Stadium on Sunday against Ekiti United will seal a slot in the NPFL.

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While MFM FC must secure a minimum of three points from their last two games; against Bendel Insurance in Benin and at home against Akwa Starlet.

As regard facilities, Lagos is spoilt of options, Teslim Balogun Stadium, the current home ground of Ikorodu United, Onikan Stadium and MFM FC home ground, Agege Stadium are good grounds that can host NPFL matches.

Lagos fans are eagerly waiting to see the big teams visit Lagos every weekend and the joy to celebrate a promotion ticket for those Lagos teams in contention has swollen so much that fans can't wait to see both Ikorodu United and MFM FC play in the NPFL.

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