Football Coaches Set To Organise Alimosho League In Lagos

Immediately government lifted lockdown on contact sports recently, Alimosho Football Coaches Council has concluded plan to organize second edition of Alimosho Football  Coaches Council League which kicks off next month among 12 affiliated football clubs in Lagos.

Among the clubs that would see in action when the hostilities begin are Future Stars FC, Sammy FC,Kedge Sports, Flying Wings, Newtown FC and Peculiar FC.

Others are Salamson FC, Samjason FC, NISSI Sports, IBMA, Tailgate FC and IGU FC.

Speaking to our correspondent on the league, the chairman organizing committee, Samuel Uchenna Eke said the league is organized to keep the clubs busy and discover some talents that may recommend to professional clubs and possibly get them offers outside Nigeria.

 He explained that the league would really help club owners and coaching crew to assess their players after staying idle for almost seven month as a result of COVID-19 pandemic disease.

“We are organizing second edition of Alimosho League with the hope that we would get some hidden talents that committee may recommend to clubs in Nigerian professional league. Secondly the league would make some of the clubs that are idle busy especially when we are coming out of lockdown.

“I think it is a good step in the right direction and all the participating clubs are affiliated with their divisions. It is going to be tough league in Lagos because all the participating clubs have football pedigree,” he said.

In his own comment, Chairman Technical / Disciplinary Committee Of Alimosho Football League Olanrewaju Kosoko Olojo urged all the participating teams to abide by the rules governing the league saying that any club violates the rules would be sanctioned accordingly.

“We have sent our rules and regulations of the league format to all the participating teams and the rules that are not cleared we have clarified it for them so I believe all the clubs would stick to the rules because heavy fine awaits any erring clubs during and after the league,” he said.

Secretary of AlimoshoFootball Coaches Council, Jamiu Aberejo said all the venues for the leagues have been inspected by the committee and they are ready for use. He noted that the league is home and away format saying that the essence of home and away format is to allow the participating clubs to leave their domain and play away from home.

“Some players used to their fields while some coaches used to their domain to win their matches. A league of this magnitude would allow the teams to play away from their homes and see how they can absorb pressure while playing outside,” he said.  

Sunday Akintoye

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