May 3, 2017
Independent chairman of the ‘Most Important ‘League in Nigeria,the NNL, Sir,Chidi Ofor Okenwa is thrilled by the unveiling of the 2017 new official match balls on the opening day at the refurbished Agege Stadium,Lagos .amidst pomp and pageantry.
The Nigeria National League (NNL) ensured it set in motion plans to stage a colourful event that formally launched footballs to be used in matches during the new season of the League.
Making this known , NNL boss, Chidi Ofor Okenwa said he was excited at the successful opening ceremony and kick-off the body was able to give the 2016/2017 season.
Okenwa was particular about the official opening match, which saw AS Racines of Lagos settle for a 1-1 draw at home against Papilo FC of Owerri at Agege Stadium, Lagos, and enthused that it was the sign of better things to come for the NNL.
He went on to declare emphatically that he and other officials in the NNL will do everything in their power and ability to make the new campaign better than any other before it.
“As part of our efforts to ensure a better and more exciting league this season,” said Okenwa, “we deliberately put in place this package to unveil the official match balls that will be used at all NNL venues.
“We want to show an improved dimension and better organization, which would bring more fans out of their homes to watch NNL matches at the stadium.”
Okenwa concluded with a declaration that the unveiling ceremony and the balls, in particular, was so significant to the NNL and would continue to be an annual ritual for the second tier League.
Present at the occasion were,Immediate adhoc committee chairmen of NNL,,Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi,former NNL chairman ,High Chief Emeka Inyama ,Chief Kunle Soname proprietor of Remo Stars,Chief Amanze Uchegbulam ,former 2nd Vice President of the NFF.