Tertiary institutions in the country have embraced the forthcoming Higher Institutions Football League (HIFL) billed to start in July.


A total of 30 matches will be; played in the HIFL competition billed to take place between July 28 and October 27, 2018 in eight zones and the period of 14 weeks.

The Nigeria university games association in conjunction with pace sports entertainment limited is; staging the football competition for university registered with NUGA.

Both parties signed a Memorandum of understanding last month in Lagos to kick start the competition  tagged higher institution.

The technical partner of HIFL project and Chief Executive officer of green white outfit, Alhaji Shuaibu Gara-Gombe, at the weekend said the encouragement and responses received form the higher institutions across the country have been overwhelming.


We are excited that the schools have embraced the project of HIFL and we already putting up logistics to further tidy up things as we draw closer.

The response from the schools is; a big signal on the project which we also top the private sector will boost all the operations.