Nigerian comedian Bowoto Jephthah Tanimola, popuarly known as Akpororo has revealed his ambition of taking his team, Roro FC to the NPFL.
Akpororo made this revelation after playing in the Nationwide League One organized NLO Cup tournament.
The comedian who owns a club in the third tier of league football in Nigeria, captained Roro FC as they participated in the NLO Cup competition.
After the tournament, Akpororo in a chat with NLO media said ” For me , I love the beautiful game football, and since I didn’t have the chance to play, I chose to have a team -RORO FC and I play for my team.
“I played all our matches in the grassroot to get this far, NLO and my ultimate dream for my club is to feature in the Nigerian Premier Football League [NPFL].
The comedian also hailed the quality of the NLO Cup and top notch organization of the tournament by the Nationwide League One.
It was a hitch-free tourney as eight grassroot teams displayed the best of NLO brand of football to the delight of fans who trooped to the Uyo Township Stadium to catch a daily glimpse of the football moments in the NLO Cup, sponsored by telecommunications giant MTN and FirstCentral Credit Bureau.
At the end, a total of 35 goals were scored during the group phase in Uyo, with Palm Syrup qualifying to the final.
Akpororo, captained Roro FC couldn’t go beyond the group phase of the NLO Cup, as they were knocked out of the competition at the Uyo Centre.
“The NLO Cup has been cool tourney and another learning curve for RORO FC but I know with time, we will get to the level we have set for ourselves.
“Most importantly, I give credit to the NLO Secretariat for the initiative behind the NLO Cup, has we had some of the best teams in division in Kano and Uyo.
“I want to commend the NLO for the energy they have put in so far managing the nation’s third-tier league, and making it a good brand that has attracted top sponsors. Surely, if the NLO continues with this kind of energy level, they will surpass their targets,” he said.