The tournament which promises to be exciting , will have eight promoted clubs from the Nationwide League One (NLO) to the Nigeria National League (NNL) trade tackles to know the overall champions of the league in the just concluded season.
Speaking to the media, Mohmmed Alkali, chairman of NLO, informed that the tournament will never lack any dull moment, as he noted that all the teams participating in the NLO Super 8 are champions, therefore football stakeholders and fans should look forward to sublime football at the tournament.
“We are glad to let Nigerians know that the NLO Super 8 is scheduled to take place at Remo stars stadium from 18th – 22nd October and we expects all the participating teams to give a good account of themselves,” Alkali said.
“All the teams are champions. So, the tournament is a gathering of champions and when champions play one another, you definitely expect to see great football on display,” he added.
He also said praised the efforts of management of Optimal Energy Resources Limited for securing partnership with NLO to power the Super 8 tournament, as he admonished other corporate bodies to take the football mileage in NLO, with over 300 clubs and invest in the league.
“I deeply appreciate the management of Optimal Energy Resources Limited for partnering with NLO to breath life to the tournament and hopefully the tournament will flourish with so many good things to cheer for the fans and stakeholders.
“I hope more Nigerian companies can follow the footsteps of Optimal Energy Resources in moving the league forward at the grassroot of football in Nigeria,” he said.
The eight participating champions in the tournament are Udala FC of Anambra state, Ijebu United of Ogun state, Destiny Boys of Lagos state, Campus FC of Owerri, Imo state, JM Liberty of Makurdi, Benue state, Ottasolo Fc of Ogun state, Doma Fc of Gombe and Junior Damburam Fc of Katsina state.