After the successful hosting of the maiden edition of the Higher Institution Football League (HiFL) in 2018, the organizers of the football competition has promised to increase the numbers of participating institutions from 16 to 32.
According to the organizers, the 2019 football competition will see a total of 70 universities across the country take part in a qualifying stage that will produce 32 teams and will be grouped for the completion which will be played within 21 weeks.
Reacting to the competition which has been themed; “bigger, bolder and better, the Chief Strategy Officer of Pace Sports and Entertainment Limited, Olamide Adeyemo, said that the HiFL brand is being created to improve the lives of the players not just on the field.
“When you talk about HiFL, it is beyond football, undergraduates, lectures, campuses, it is about improving lives and contributing to the country and the continent,” Adeyemo stated.
Adeyemo also revealed that the highest goal scorer of the 2018 edition of the competition, Ebuka David who recently got signed to NPFL Giant Pillars of Kano, will be the face of the 2019 competition.