The Socialiga was formed to provide a platform for young Nigerians to continue to satisfy their interest football as amateurs outside the top leagues in Europe and America in a more organized environment.

With the Socialiga, private individuals get to work as amateur players, coaches and even event organizers (as volunteers) having fun while picking up soft skills in event and people management in a non-hostile environment.

Since its inception we have adopted a fan-centered approach to staging events, that means that asides the football on display, great care is taken to include side attractions and services that will keep soccer fans engaged throughout the duration of the event..

As a coalition of young individuals, we want to change the way young people see participatory sports, encourage them to take ownership of concepts and spaces that will create impactful strides as well as develop & equip them with the tools & resources to achieve their goals and realize their dreams in their careers.

This is not just a league; this is passion, football, entertainment, a learning environment and fun rolled into one… This is The Socialiga

The very first event of The Socialiga was held on the 19th of December 2015 at The Main Bowl of The CIS Sports Arena, Lekki, Lagos – Nigeria and saw crowds of over two thousand people. Details of the event can be found here


Oladimeji Williams, CEO

He holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Babcock University, and a Master's degree in Transport and maritime management from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Opeyemi Tokoya, MD

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Systems Engineering University of Lagos. He has gathered experience in the Engineering and Telecoms Sector over the course of the past 7 years and has worked with reputable organisations such as ExxonMobil, Nigerian Bottling Company and LM Ericsson.

Olaniyan Caxton Martins, Head, Business Development

Olaniyan is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of Lagos. He enjoys sports, particularly watching Arsenal FC, cooking.

Peace Elimimian, Head, SociaLiga Charity Foundation

Peace has 6 years of work experience which cuts in consulting and project management, she has also been involved in the administration of NGOs. She is currently the Head of Operations for the Nigerian office of Curves International.

She has a B.Sc in Mathematics and Statistics and a Masters degree in Public and International affairs.

Tola Sarumi, Public Relations

Tola is a financial regulations professional with a love for social media. Tola has experience in working in public relations having worked on several high profile campaigns. She is also a keen rights advocate, a music head and a hobby photographer.

Ajibose Lolade , Company Secretary

Ajibose Ololade is the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser to the Socialiga Sports Club Limited.

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos and also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria s called to the Nigerian Bar in 2011.

He has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

He has gathered experience in the Legal sector over the course of the past 6 years and has worked with reputable organisations such Oando Marketing PLC, Oando PLC and the law firm of Folashade Alli & Co.

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