NFF Moves President Federation Cup Finals To Lagos

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that the grand finale of the country’s oldest Cup competition, the President Federation Cup, will now take place in Lagos.

According to a statement by Ademola Olajire, the NFF’s Head of Communications, this years finals will take place at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos on June 29.

Olajire also stated that the federation had earlier scheduled the competition for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, adding that it opted for Lagos due to its football history.

”Earlier scheduled for Abuja (which would have seen the city host the final for the first time in the competition’s history), the NFF have opted for the good old venue on Lagos Island, which hosted the final of the competition consecutively between 1945 and 1972.

”First known as Association Ground, then as King George V and later as Lagos City Ground, the venue later became known as Onikan Stadium after it was rebuilt in the 1980s. It became known as Mobolaji Johnson Arena in 2021,” he stated.

This year’s grand finale will see Rivers Angels confront Naija Ratels in the women’s event while Abia Warriors take on El-Kanemi Warriors in the men’s event on Saturday.

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