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|Rugby League: stage set for Potential Lions, Haven National Finals in Kano by flowbaze: 11:57 am On August 19, 2021|
All is now set for the 2021 Nigerian Rugby League Season as four teams are billed to play in the Playoff finals to determine the winner of the entire season.
Winner of the Southern Conference League Lagos Haven are looking forward to playing Second Place of the Northern Conference League, Kano Gazelles while Northern Conference League Champion and Kano Lions will be paying Lagos Rhinos who are second in the Southern Conference League.
Both teams will play at the Kano Race Course in Kano State on Thursday 19th and Saturday 21st, 2021.
“I am confident that my team can win the NRLA finals in Kano going by their recent form in the league this season.”
Speaking with the Captain, Lagos Haven, Champions of the Southern Conference League, Azuka Chika, he said that the feeling for him and his teammate is becoming the winner in the Southern Conference.”
“It’s a wonderful feeling for me and my team, being the winner of the Southern Conference League of 2020/2021. Of course it was not easy playing against teams like, Lagos Rhinos, Lagos kings, and especially our arch rival Lagos Trinity. We showed class and entertained the spectators with skills from our teams.”
“Our preparation was worth it, sacrifice from the players, coach and the management of Lagos haven wasn’t a waste of time. Take a look at where we are today, heading to north for the semifinals and final of the Conference League Final game. We will be facing Kano gazelle and hopefully knocking heads once again with Kano Lions or Lagos Rhinos in the final.”
“We have done our homework, the management, the team and every staff are behind us, this time, and we will bring back the cup to Lagos Haven.”
Manager Lagos Haven, General Manager NRLA for youth Development Coach Samson Okeowo said his players has been working so hard to achieve and retain the top spot in the Southern Conference
“Firstly, I give all Glory to Almighty God for given another grace to defend and remain south conference league unbeatable champions. So good so far the players had been working so hard with the support of the Club Management to get to this stage and also to the national grand semifinals and final.
Our major aim is get to the final and wins the championship trophy back home. I know it is going to be a tough game out there in Kano because the teams in Kano both Kano Lions and Kano Gazelles are also great clubs because they have skillful players and this is going to be fun as well for us. This season is Lagos Haven Season all the ways
He said his team can go all out to win the trophy this year. He also added that the team is better than they were in 2019 and he is anticipating an exciting tournament in Kano
Captain Lagos Rhinos RLFC Kolawole Quadri Afolabi noted that going to Kano for the national finals is a big challenge for us.
“Firstly I’ll thank almighty God for giving us the grace to get to where we are today because it has not been easy for us from the start, we’ve struggled and fight a lot for what we want and what we deserve which is the second position on the table.
Going to Kano for the national finals is a very big challenge and we all in the team have been looking up for this opportunity. I’m so much excited about the trip. I’ll want to appreciate the management of NRLA for making it happen. Going to Kano is a big challenge and we hope for the best out there, we hope for victory which we truly know we’ll get it with the support of God and my team mates. We are Rhinos and we’re fearless.
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