23rd September, 2010
Lagos Mainland Local Council has inaugurated its U-17 football club christened MainlandÂ United.
Chairman of the Mainland Local Council, Mr. Oladele Adekanye, said the football team, inÂ which theirÂ members were selected across the secondary schools in the council area, willÂ be sponsored by the local government inÂ future competitions.
Mr. Adekanye said that the club would be assisted with all the logistics needed to doÂ better in the on-going Lagos Junior League competition.
He stated that the council has appointed two coaches and other officials for the team.
According to him, two sets of jerseys and boots were equally purchased for the players toÂ make their outfits distinct and attractive.
The council chairman also said that a- three- member supporters clubÂ from each ward inÂ the council area had been constituted to cheer the clubÂ whenever they are playing.
Mr. Adekanye urged the playersÂ to always be good ambassadors of the council in theirÂ competitions and abide by the rules of the game.