The ancient city of Kano and Uyo the capital of Akwa Ibom State will host 16 best teams in the maiden Nationwide League One NLO Cup, billed to kick off on Friday, November 24 and end on Saturday December 9.
Speaking with NLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Olushola Ogunnowo, who rolled out plans for the first edition of the NLO Cup said “The Nationwide League One, as the third cadre league in Nigeria has decided to showcase some of the best teams in the grassroots league in a tournament tagged “NLO CUP” that will cap the activities of NLO.
“This is the maiden edition and the teams involved were carefully selected across the federation, with the best interest of our new sponsors, who will be unveiled soon.
“The NLO Cup is a prestigious tournament that brings together top clubs from the Nationwide League One in an exciting display of talent and sportsmanship. It offers fantastic opportunities for clubs to gain exposure, compete at the highest level, and create lasting memories.”
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Ogunnowo added that the NLO Cup tourney will involve 16 teams as Kano and Uyo will host eight teams each of two groups, made up of four teams.
He said the Sani Abacha Stadium and Godswill Akpabio Stadium will host the group matches, while the Bwari Stadium in Abuja is billed to host the grand finale.