The 2019 Nigeria National League, NNL get underway on Wednesday across the country.
Kogi United who have been grouped in A2 following the new league format will commence their promotion aspiration with a home clash against Yarmalight FC from Gombe.
The match is billed for Confluence Stadium, Lokoja by 4pm.
Kogi United will hope to get their new campaign to a bright start as they intend to go a step further than their last season’s streak where they finished third in the Super 8 Promotion Playoffs of the Northern Conference.
Head Coach of the Confluence State team, Tunde Abdulrahman said the club is fully prepared for the season haven fulfilled the necessary preseason obligations just as he called for continuous supports from club’s faithfuls.
“I think we are ready for the season and we intend to get it right this time by picking the top spot for playoffs, but it need to start with the first game which is very important we win it.
“We’ve put what happened last season behind us, we’ve pick the positives from it and have worked on the shortcomings, I think we’ve done well in recruitment and preparation so I’m hopeful it will be a good season for us with luck and God’s favor on our side,” he said.
Kogi United have met Yarmalight twice in the NNL winning one and drawn one.
Their last meeting between both sides was in 2016 NNL which United won 2-1 in Lokoja, the result which confirmed United’s status in second tier division and also condemned Yarmalight’s status to the amateur division.
By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde