We had a sit down with some of our coaches at SociaLiga, quizzing them about their experiences, ideas on financial matters affecting football in Nigeria, views on youth football in the country, as well as a way forward in terms of grassroots football.
During the global coronavirus lockdown, we really missed football! So while we waited for its glorious return, we did something special for all the depressed football fans out there! Together we went through a ton of goals across 4 SociaLiga Seasons to crown one perfect goal as the “Greatest SociaLiga Goal” ever scored!
Our social media is constantly filled with SociaLiga fans, coaches, players and ex –players arguing about who the best striker/defender/goalkeeper is in SociaLiga history. So we decided to step in and run the official social media poll where all the members of our community can stop arguing and vote instead! The nominees for each category were determined by an impartial council of elders.
Two-time (this will be scratched in seconds) winners of the Bet9jaSociaLiga, Saints FC, have reclaimed their title from Dannaz FC after a 4-2 penalty shootout win in the grand finale on Sunday.
We are set for a blockbuster grand finale in the Bet9jaSociaLiga after defending champions, Dannaz FC, and Saints FC qualified for the final on Sunday.
The 2019 playoff is finally upon us, we are down to just six teams – four from the Men’s Liga and two from the Women’s. It’s been an incredible journey so far in the Bet9jaSociaLiga, after an exciting first phase, we are set to separate the men from the boys, women from the girls and most importantly, contenders from pretenders.
Some of the highest highs and lowest lows in my life are because of football. For example, one of my all-time treasured memories is captaining my school team to victory in the Nigerian Medical Student Association (NIMSA) games. On the flip side, one of my least favourite times was when I had a knee injury that kept me out of the pitch for almost a year.
2018 season is one that anyone associated with the Saints Football Club would give an arm and a leg to never remember as far as Bet9jaSociaLiga is concerned. As the defending champions last year, the Saints Army flattered to deceive as they fell like a pack of cards, with newbies, Dannaz Football Club, putting an end to their two-year dominance and hegemony.
Dannaz FC forward, Joshua Obakimi, and Olisemeka Esumeh of the Raineri Ghosts are currently in a rat race for who will win the Bet9jaSociaLiga top scorer award.