NNL: Gateway Utd/Joy Cometh Clash On Sunday in Lagos - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

NNL: Gateway Utd/Joy Cometh Clash On Sunday in Lagos

The 2020/2021 Nigeria National League (NNL) day one match between Gateway United and Joy Cometh at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos  has been shifted to Sunday February 14th, 2021.

The encounter in the group B2 of the Southern Conference of the  second tier  league was initially slated for this Friday, 12th February before it was shifted to this Sunday  in the latest fixtures released by NNL .

Chief Coach, Akeem Busari in a statement by the team's media officer, Moses Ojewumi, said his side would adjust to the new development and continue to prepare for the encounter. 

Busari added that the series of postponement had given the team enough time to prepare and make necessary adjustment, ahead of the league opener away to Joy Cometh in Lagos 

"There have been series of postponement giving us more than the needed time to prepare. The news was timely enough for any adjustment to be made. It's our first match and we know our significant it is. A good start is the best and that's what we are aiming at.

The Coach stated that the team also played on artificial turf against visiting Stationery Stores of Lagos at the Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu-Ode, to enable the players get used to playing on such pitch in the league

"We played Stationery Stores on an artificial pitch at Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu-Ode last week Friday in readiness to play on the astro-turf pitch of the Agege Stadium. That was just one out of many friendlies", Busari added .

"The state government is solidly behind us but we can only ask for more. Of course, the support of all sports stakeholders in the state and our supporters can't be overemphasized" he concluded.

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