It has been praise galore for the nation’s league body IMC after last weekend’s season ending Super 6 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos. Ex international, Segun Odegbami who was part of the dignitaries in the final stated…”Wow, I am at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, former Onikan Stadium, Lagos. I am glad I decided to honour the invitation of Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, to be a part of the final day of the Super 6 NPFL Championship playoffs. Everybody is here. It is an electrifying atmosphere, a great re-unification of football stakeholders through the ages. Football is coming back o.” Another ex international Paul Okoku on his part said it is quite encouraging to see fans troupe out in their large numbers to watch the domestic league games. In his words…”Quite encouraging to see that the fans came out in numbers to watch the game.
Hoping this is the beginning of a great viewership for the league years to come and for the foreseeable future. Kudos to Hon. Elegbeleye for being a leader with compassion. He is an amazing sports administrator and I like his leadership style of diversity and inclusion.” Professor Oluwaseun O Omotayo Chairman Board of Trustees(BoT), Sports Psychology Association of Nigeria (SPAN) also gave a pat on the back to IMC for the well organized Super 6. “I personally congratulate Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye a 2022 ASMA GOLD AWARD winner on this reawakening of the Nigeria Football League system. The adherence to global best practices in the management of the entire League is highly commendable. I admonish the IMC not to yield gained grounds,”Professor Omotayo stated.
Kanu, Yobo, others back Anambra All Stars game
Several ex-internationals and other football stakeholders have thrown their weight behind the Anambra All Stars game billed for June 25 at the Awka City Stadium. Topping the list of ex internationals who have endorsed the game is the legendary Kanu Nwankwo who was full of praise for Anambra FA chairman Chikelue Iloenyosi. Kanu who assured that he would be part of the event said Iloenyosi is doing a good job. Former Eagles captain Joseph Yobo said he is proud of Iloenyosi and would be in Anambra for the football show. “Iloenyosi, we are proud of you and the job you are doing in Anambra…we are coming to identify with you and support you,” Yobo said in a recorded video message. Former Eagles Dutch manager, Bonfrere Jo also commended Iloenyosi for the excellence job he is doing to develop Anambra football.