Nigeria National League (NNL)side, Bolowotan Football Club of Ikorodu
have concluded plans to host top three Nigeria Premier League(NPL)
teams,Shooting Stars Sports Club(3SC), Enugu Rangers and Kwara United
in pre-season friendly match as part of their preparation for the big
challenge in the Nigeria National League 2012/2013 season.
Bolowotan will play their first pre-season game in Ikorodu at their
home ground, Strong Tower, against 3SC on 14th of November 2012, while
Rangers game will come up on the 18th of November 2012, at the same
venue. The date of the encounter between the Oga Boys and Afonja
Warriors will be communicated to newsmen when plans are concluded.
Other friendly matches, will be against, City Of David(C.O.D) Fc
Ebidei, Eko Football Festival team, Staruf Fc. The pre-season games
will serve as a test for the Ikorodu Oga Boys as they gears up for the
The Chairman of the club, Mr. Gafaar Oluwatoyin Bolowotan believed
that the games will definately enhance his team performance as they
flagged up their NNL campaign, and also the avid fans of the club will
at least have a feel of the foremost Nigeria Premier League teams.
Mr. Gafaar says" we have taken a right step in the right direction to
play top NPL teams with high profile and pedigree in Nigeria,clubs
like 3SC, Rangers and Kwara United, and playing these clubs will be a
good test for the Oga Boys as we go into the new NNL season, we have
acquired a couple of players, we want to use the pre-season games to
test their ability when faced with tough opposition"
"Also our teeming fans have been wanting to see our team play clubs
like Shooting Stars, Rangers and Kwara United, I believe that they
(the fans) will have a swell time on Wednesday.
Bolowotan's coach, Samuel Olofu believed that his boys are in the
right frame of minds going into the pre-season games that they are
ready to show the world that their promotion to NNL was not a fluke,
these games will serve as a lunch pad for the players as they go into
the forth coming National League season.
The gaffer enthused" my boys are ready to stun top NPL teams, so that
those that think we got promoted on a platter of gold we begin to have
a re-think, the games will also help the management to test the
readiness of the players for the big task ahead."
The club have also made arrangement to unveil their players and team
officials to the world in an emphatic unveiling ceremony which will
hold on the 2nd of December 2012, in Ikorodu to wrap up their
preparation as they look forward to have a remarkable NNL outing