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Pillars tackle Giadano as Nationwide League kicks off

03 June 2016, 12:06

Lagos - Sublime football at the grassroot level in Nigeria will kick off when Kano Pillars Jr. trade tackles with Giadano FC of Kano in a game that promises to be a cracker at the Sani Abacha stadium, Kano on Friday 3rd June, by 4:00pm.

This was disclosed by Shola Ogunnowo, Secretary of the Nationwide League One, as he revealed that the league body has put in place all the necessary logistics and organisation for a proper opening game, as hostilities in the Nationwide League 1 begins across all the venues for the 2015/16 season this weekend.

According to the scribe of the league body, the clubs in the Nationwide League have all registered for the league season and their players have undergone top class medical examination to ascertain the medical fitness of these players in order to avoid football tragedies on the field.

He added that the secretariat is working with a certified medical professional, who is a member of FIFA medical network (Dr. Adebola Olajide) and this medical exercise is compulsory for all the registered players in the league, stressing further that the medical examinations will dwell on the heart condition of the players and officials, their blood, pulse and other necessary medical tests.

Also read: Nationwide League One to get kickoff date on Thursday

The medical exercise has already been concluded in some states in the Federation. “We are ready. We are fully prepared and the Congress of the League body has approved the kick off date at the last congress. We are really concerned with the medical fitness of these players and we have done the medical test for all the players in the Nationwide League division 1 and the States are eager for the league to begin and we are good to go,” Ogunnowo added.

There are 40 clubs in Nationwide League One that will be battling for honours across the federation and they are divided into eight groups. Winners of each group will gain promotion to the Nigeria National League (NNL) at the end of the season. 

News24 reported in January that the Nationwide League management denied a publication in some online media that the secretariat of the NLO has increase club registration for the new season from N50 000 to N150 000.

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