July 13, 2024

NNL:Sporting Supreme,1472 Clubs Jet Out For League Opener

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On Thursday 16 November, 2023 Abuja based Nigeria National League Football Club, Sporting Supreme at 4:15 in the afternoon flew out from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to the Sultan Saddik Abubakar International Airport, Sokoto to honour their match day one encounter with Kebbi United.

The Ginginya Memorial Stadium situated on Ibrahim Dasuki Road in the City of Sokoto, adopted home of Kebbi United was the venue for the NNL Conference D encounter and the 2-1 away win by NNL new comers Sporting Supreme who made another first in the new season, after beating their more illustrious opponents in an away tie in the season under coach Daniel Itodo.

Coach Itodo’s side drew the first blood in the 14th minute via a penalty converted by Imamu Bala before Kebbi United under the tutelage of veteran coach Rabiu Tata drew level in the 31st minute through Amah Kabir who also converted a penalty kick.

Coach Itodo and his wards shocked book makers with a sealer in the 56th minute after Ebrima Manneh dribbled his way through Kebbi defence line to score the second for the visitors to keep all three points in their bag.

Another NNL New comers 1472 Football Club of Lagos also on Friday 17 of November 2023 flew from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos to Uyo via Airpeace to keep a date with Dakkada Football Club at the newly build Uyo Township,Akwa Ibom State.
1472 FC Club Media Manager Peter Owoloko further disclosed that the Club will fly back to Lagos after their duel in Uyo,in the match day one fixture in Conference A.

Incidentally both Sporting Supreme and 1472 outfits are among the privately owned clubs in the NNL.

In the NNL Star match and opening day one tie at the new-look Lafia City Stadium, home side Nasarawa United edged Zamfara United 1-0 in a fierce encounter.

The victory of the Solid Miners in Lafia was the first in the new season of NNL.

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