President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Malvin Pinnick, Nationwide League One Chairman, and Executive Board Member of the NFF, Mohammed Alkali are among the VIPs that will grace the official kickoff of the NLO Division 2 season at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
Vinning FC will trade tackles with Liqui Molly in a Group B game at 4 pm local time to herald the season.
Solar Ogunowo, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Nationwide League One disclosed after the draws of the Lagos Centre was concluded on Saturday.
“Pinnick did confirm that he could make time out from his tight schedule to be at the kickoff likewise the NLO Vice-Chairman and NFF Executive Member, Ganiu Majekodunmi and NFF Technical Committee Chairman and Executive Member, Ahmed Fresh.
“Also expected are the Lagos State Sports Commission Executive Chairman Sola Aiyepeku and its Director-General Oluwatoyin Gafaar ’Bolowotan’.
“With the achievements recorded in the Division One season which ended a few weeks ago, saw eight teams gaining promotion and with more than 100 players earning transfer move to top teams in Nigeria and outside its shores. So we are good to go with the NLO Division 2 season as the fixtures are out and the draw process was smooth in the centres.
“The clubs are excited and ready for action as from Sunday. You recall last season no league action for these grassroots teams owing to the novel virus (COVID-19) pandemic which halted football globally, and now we are in the second quarter of 2021, the clubs want to be part of the football season as this is the only organized grassroots league in the country.”