The Nigerian American Football Association (NAFA) announced the qualifying matches for the High School Football League, which began on November 22, 2021.
The playoffs consist of 40 Lagos State high schools with Diary Farm Field Agege hosting the first day of qualifiers.
This was brought to the attention of the media during the tournament press conference at New Hall College of the New Chevvy Estate by Association President Mr. Babajide Akeredolu.
“This week marks a milestone time for the Nigerian American Football Association,” he said.
“The NAFA was created to harness and unleash the best of American football in the Nigerian economy. Our belief in sport to foster a collaborative culture, create new work and scholarship opportunities for young Nigerians, promote healthy lifestyle, business opportunities and foster a society in urgent need of strategy, structure and passion cannot be underestimated ”.
He further explained that the aim is to make sports popular in Nigeria and above all to represent Nigeria by launching a professional American football league which will include American football teams across Africa, divided into 4 regional conferences.
The tournament features 19 men’s and 21 women’s teams. The matches will be played at 4 centers in Lagos, namely the Diary Farms pitch in Agege, the Green Spring pitch, the Elegbata stadium and the LASU pitch.
The final round of matches will be played on November 26 at LASU Field, Lagos.