The organisers of Nigeria’s third division – Nationwide League One (NLO) – have released the league venues to be used by clubs in Division One, ahead of the April 26 kickoff date of the 2023 season, www.aclsports.com reports.
A total number of 33 venues have been passed fit and selected by the league body to host games in the third division of Nigerian football. As made public by the NLO Secretariat via its Media Channel informed the clubs of the latest development on Thursday.
According to the nation’s third-tier domestic league, the 33 Stadium League venues were strategically drawn each from the five geo-political zones, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
We have listed 3️⃣3️⃣ approved match venues for the #NLO23 Division One season scheduled to kick off Wednesday April 26, 2023.
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Matches will be on live streaming from 1️⃣8️⃣ of the venues. #NLO23 pic.twitter.com/4hmnKNDGac
— NLO (@theNNLO) April 6, 2023
In keeping with commitments made to clubs to ensure a hitch-free season, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Olushola Ogunnowo said: “The 2023 NLO campaign will begin on April 26, with interesting fixtures in the 33 Stadium League venues that have been approved.
As part of efforts to curb poor match officiating and give more visibility to the league, the CEO went ahead to list the plans of the body as regards that.
“The NLO TV app will be very active with much content as matches will be on live streaming from 18 of the Stadium League Venues selected by the NLO. Interestingly, NLO matches will also be live on blend TV, OTT which is majorly for sports,” he said.
“The 18 selected Stadium League Venues for live streaming, met the conditions set by the NLO Secretariat. Three Stadium League Venues in Lagos, two in Ogun and one each in Osogbo, Kano, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi, Sokoto, Niger and Katsina State will have matches on live stream same as in the FCT, Imo, Anambra, Delta, Bayelsa and Edo State,” he concluded.
Over 100 clubs are expected to take part in the 2023 season with just eight of them making it to the next division – Nigeria National League (NNL).