After years of inactivity, the popular Lagos football championship, Lagos Junior League that began in 2010 and produced Nigerian internationals such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Dele Alampasu, and Wilfred Ndidi among other is set to kick off on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
The development on the revamped championship was disclosed at a symposium which held at the Sports Bar of the Teslim Balogun Stadium yesterday, Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
The Nigeria Football Association (NFF) Technical Director, now Executive Secretary of the Lagos Junior League, Tunde Disu (OFR) who confirmed the commencement of the league said it is aimed at getting the best for the league and Lagos State Football generally.
Speaking on the commencement of the league, football veteran, Muyiwa Oshode applauded Governor Akinwunmi Ambode stressing that the league would produce more players needed for the National team.
“We are grateful to Governor Ambode and Chairman of the Sports Commission (Tinubu) for their love and leading role for Sports Development,” he said.
Presently, all 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State have indicated interest to participate in this year’s edition of the League.
Recall that the Lagos Junior League was established as a tourney that features teams sponsored by the LGs/LCDAs under the Babatunde Raji Fashola regime.
The league took a hiatus after few years of running and is set for a relaunch after the successful staging of the Lagos Junior League symposium which involved ex-internationals, coaches, club owners and more.