By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Akin Dare, and the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick will be special guests at the opening games of the Nigeria National League, Super Eight playoff which gets underway on Tuesday, September 7th at the Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
The trio, among other top dignitaries, have confirmed their attendance which underscores the importance of the Nigerian National League.
It will be recalled that the Enugu State government accepted to host the NNL fiesta to lend support to the Development of the second tier of the Nigerian league.
The Minister emphasized that only the development of the second tier of the league can lead to accelerated football Development. “I am a strong believer in the dictum that developing and equipping the youths of any nation is not only a step in the right direction but worth investing in”
I gave my word since I assumed office in 2019 that I will support every facet of youth activities and sports because of its importance in solid nation-building. We are committed to what we are doing and will not relent”
NNL chairman Senator Obinna Ogba has assured of a hitch-free play-off.
The playoff will begin on Tuesday at the “Cathedral” the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu with four games per day and will run through Saturday 11 September 2021.
The official opening ceremony precedes the last two games slated for Tuesday evening where the Minister is expected to take the ceremonial kick-off.
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