El-Kanemi Warriors To Face Nasarawa United In NNL Super 8 Opener

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Maiduguri based side El-Kanemi Warriors will tango with Nasarawa United in a potentially explosive Nigeria National League(NNL) Super eight starter in Day one.

The fixture was revealed in an open Super eight draw conducted at the NNL secretariat Obasanjo Way Wuse Zone 7,Abuja on Wednesday.

The draw conducted in the presence of all eight teams also pitched Sporting Supreme of Abuja against Sokoto United, incidentally both teams played in the same conferences C and D during the just concluded regular season.

Beyond Limits of Ikenne will challenge for honours in their first outing against conference A group leaders Madiba of Lagos while,Group B leaders Ikorodu City will square off with another Lagos side Inter Lagos Football Club .

All matches will take place at the “Cathedral” Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu from the 7th -the 14th of next month.The first games will go from Saturday 8 of June .

The Super eight was originally scheduled to hold May 23rd – 30th.

Meanwhile,NNL Chairman Mr.George Aluo has officially congratulated the eight teams for the NNL Promotional Play- Off describing them as the best Clubs in the NNL.
He urged them to ensure they will be good ambassadors of the league in all ramifications at the Super 8.
He announced that a cash of five million naira will be given to the Champion of NNL for the season.

The veteran journalist promised that the Super 8 will be streamed live courtesy of a partnership with Sportslight Company and live broadcast by Radio Nigeria (FRCN).

Present at the Super eight draw were the President of the Nigeria Football Federation Mr. Ibrahim Gusau ably represented by Head of National Competitions Mr. Danlami Alanana, Head of Technical Department, Austin Eguaveon, NFF Chief Scout UK based Lekan Aleshe, former International Garba Lawal;Vice Chairman of NNL Hon. Ahmed Mailantarki, NNL Chief Executive Officer Mr. Emmanuel Attah and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Ayo Abdulrahaman.

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