NNL;Ogun Sports Commissioner Hails Gateway Utd Impressive Run, Charges Team To Work Harder For Promotion - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, March 22, 2024

NNL;Ogun Sports Commissioner Hails Gateway Utd Impressive Run, Charges Team To Work Harder For Promotion

Ogun State Commissioner for Sports Development, Hon. Wasiu Isiaka, has hailed  Gateway United Football Club for their impressive performance in the second tier Nigeria National League (NNL), after the side sustained six -match  unbeaten record

 The State Commissioner who urged them to remain focused on securing the elusive top-flight ticket, emphasized the positive outcomes of the state government's efforts to revitalize the club. 

He commended both players and coaching staff for their outstanding performance, urging them to continue building on their achievements with the imminent promotion to the NPFL in sight.

Currently in fourth place, just three points behind table-toppers Osun United, the Samson Omiponle-led Gateway United have seven matches left in the current campaign, with hopes of making it to the playoffs looking promising.

"The State Football Club, Gateway United FC has unfortunately remained in the second division of the Nigerian league for over a decade now, since 2010. 

"The club sometimes struggle to survive relegation to the third division, but will GUFC change the story of over a decade this time? I am sure this will be the case, as we are working hard to put things in order," he stated 

Addressing the prolonged stay of Gateway United in the second division, Hon.Isiaka expressed determination to change this narrative, backed by Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun's support. 

"We have a directive from our sports-loving Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to do all that is possible to reposition this club. And I can assure you that with the cooperation of all football enthusiats and stakeholders, this is just the beginning of a Greater GUFC. In the coming months, we would come out better", the Commissioner added

Furthermore, General Manager Niyi Soleye appreciated the state government's unwavering support and Commissioner Wasiu Isiaka's morale-boosting presence at the Onikan Stadium.

 He called for collective efforts from all stakeholders to ensure Gateway United's promotion to the NPFL, pledging the team's commitment to overcoming challenges and avoiding complacency on their journey to success.

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