Kogi United Wins Unity Preseason Tournament

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Kogi United Football Club has emerged champions of the Unity Preseason Tournament for NLO Division One clubs in the North Central region, BSNSports reports.

The tournament was held over the weekend, and Kogi United won the final match against Flight FC of Gboko after a goalless draw. Kogi United won the match by converting 14 spot kicks out of 27.

The final match was played in front of a large crowd at the Government Day Secondary School Gwagwalada Playing Ground, including the Chief Operating Officer of the Nigeria Nationwide League, Sola Ogunnowo, who represented the Chairman of the NLO Board, Honourable Silas Agara.

Speaking at the occasion, the NLO boss expressed his appreciation to the organizers of the tournament for a job well done and advised the clubs to take advantage of the tournament to excel in the league proper.

He also advised the managers of the NLO clubs to focus on the business aspects of the game by engaging talented players from the grassroots, which would benefit the country.

The former FCT Coaches Association Chairman, Godwin Bamigboye, commended the organizers, led by Patrick Ngwaogu, and the support of the North Central NLO Board representative, Barrister Babatunde Akintade, for putting together such a magnificent program in Gwagwalada. He also urged the FCT Minister Nyesom Wike to focus on the provision and resuscitation of the moribund stadiums in the six Area Councils.

The Chairman of Kogi United, Hon Abdualik Isah (Dolly), said that the tournament was top-notch and allowed teams to showcase their skills on the field of play. The Director of Flight FC, Andiir Solomon Atoo, thanked the organizers for the wonderful setup and implored them to keep the fire burning.

The Unity Preseason Tournament featured 12 teams from the North Central zone.


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