New clubside 1472 FC unveiled in Lagos
Lagos is gradually returning to its pinnacle as Nigeria’s home of football with the unveiling of 1472 FC.
1472 FC is the brainchild of Dozy Mmobuosi a United Kingdom-based Fintech entrepreneur.
The new team will compete in the Nigerian National League (NNL) – with the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium serving as its temporary home ground.
However, 1472 FC will move to its permanent base at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere when renovation is completed.
The club also took the opportunity to announce the signing of new coach, Coach Otega Deniran.
Exciting news from 1472 FC! We are thrilled to announce the signing of our new coach, Coach Otega Deniran, who brings a wealth of experience and passion to our team. Under the guidance of Mr. Dozy Mmobuosi, we are set to conquer new heights.
Together, we aim for greatness! pic.twitter.com/0ydh7q8BRD
— 1472FC (@1472fc) November 4, 2023
The club’s name, 1472 FC pays homage to the year Lagos was first visited by the European and Portuguese explorer Ruy de Sequeira.
It also serves as a testament to the city’s rich heritage and its vibrant, diverse populace.
1472 FC is embarking on a journey to not only respect and commemorate this remarkable history but also to utilize the unifying power of football to educate, inspire, and empower both our devoted fans and the larger community we embrace.
Its mission extends beyond the pitch, aiming to contribute significantly to the forthcoming growth and prosperity of Lagos.