Hockey: 2018 Super League kicks off on Saturday

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Fatai Atanda, Technical Committee member of the Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF), on Thursday said the 2018 Super League would kick off on Saturday at the National Stadium, Abuja.

Atanda said the tourney would be played on four quarter format, and that 16 clubs, comprising eight male and female categories, would participate in the tournament.

“The tournament will hold between  Aug. 25 and Sept. 1,” the official said.

In the previous year, Kada Queens of Kaduna lifted the trophy for the female category, while Niger Flickers won the men category.

The league is in line with the efforts of the federation to promote hockey among Nigerians, especially the youth, to enhance professionalism.