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“We are here to be a force in the league” – Sporting Lagos midfielder Henry Ndedi
“We are here to be a force in the league” – Sporting Lagos midfielder Henry Ndedi

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Sporting Lagos, led by their midfield ace Henry Ndedi, made a resounding statement in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) as they held Akwa United to a goalless draw in a thrilling match in Uyo last Sunday.

This result signifies Sporting Lagos’ arrival in the Nigerian topflight division, and Henry Ndedi has been a pivotal figure in their early-season performances, playing the full duration of both games.


The game against Akwa United showcased Sporting Lagos determination and resilience, especially in midfield, where Henry Ndedi and Chinedu Ufere controlled the proceedings. Their partnership in the center of the park proved crucial in neutralizing the attacking threats of Akwa United and maintaining a solid defensive shape.

Following the hard-fought draw, Henry Ndedi expressed his team’s intent and the message they’ve sent to the rest of the NPFL teams. He told, “We came into this match with a clear goal, and that was to compete at the highest level in the NPFL. Holding a strong team like Akwa United to a draw in their own backyard sends a message that Sporting Lagos is here to be a force in the league.”


Ndedi also highlighted the importance of teamwork and credited his fellow players for their collective effort. He added, “Chinedu Ufere and I worked closely together in midfield, and the entire team put in a tremendous effort to secure this result. We are now looking forward to our next match against Doma United, where we aim to continue our positive momentum.”

Sporting Lagos’ solid start to their NPFL campaign has undoubtedly turned heads, and as they prepare for their matchday three clash with Doma United, they will be eager to build on their recent success and further establish themselves as a formidable contender in the Nigerian football landscape.

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