Agege Stadium, popularly known as The Soccer Temple by MFM Football team fans, who call the stadium home, has been picked by the organizers of the Nigeria National League Super Four 2017 tournament as host venue to decide the overall champions of 2016/2017 season from January 9-12 in Lagos.
The stadium which is located in the heart of Agege, Lagos Mainland, was last year approved by Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club, MFM FC, African Champions League football, the first time in 13 years continental football will be hosted in Lagos.
In a statement signed by the NNL Chief Operating Officer, Lawrence Katken, and obtained by InsideMainland, the three-day event will be played at the Agege Stadium, while its Annual General Assembly and new 20172018 season draws will also hold in Lagos.
Heartland FC, Kwara United, Go-Round and Yobe Desert Stars will participate in the competition having emerged from the Southern and Northern Conferences last season.
The league scribe appreciated the support of its sponsors, the Lagos state government plus the state FA, while assuring all of a hitch-free event.
“The end of season Super Four (4) tournament to determine the overall champions for the season in the Nigeria National League will hold inà Lagos,” Katken said.
“The three-day tournament will kick off Sunday, January 7 and end on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
“Heartland, Kwara United emerged winners of both the Southern and Northern Conferences in the regular season, while Go-Round FC and Yobe Desert Stars were runners up.
“The four teams who by their efforts qualified for the Super four, will light up the Soccer Temple in the wake of the new year,” he added.
Apart from the stiff competition expected, the Super four will provide a veritable platform to honour and reward deserving individuals and administrators, who distinguished themselves in the 2016/2017 NNL season.