Following the recent conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there is exciting news that football lovers all over the country will be delighted to hear! Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL®), a collegiate tournament created and owned by PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing Limited (PSEM) and managed in partnership with the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA), which launched earlier this year has announced its draws for the 2018 season.
The draws, which determined how the teams will play and the order of matches was held on Friday, 20th July at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island Lagos in the presence of football pundits, stakeholders and administrators alongside captain of industries and other business leaders.
The league which will begin on July 28, 2018, and end November 3, 2018, with 16 universities playing for bragging rights and the HiFL® Ultimate Trophy, has been zoned into the Coastal Conference (South) and the Sahel Conference (North) for reasons of proximity and effective administration.
HiFL® is approved by the Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) and endorsed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and overseen by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC). The winner of the HIFL® 2018 season will represent Nigeria at the 2019 International University Sports Federation games in Naples, Italy.
More information and detailed match fixtures can be gathered on the HiFL® website and on HiFL’s social media platforms on
Facebook: HiFL Nigeria
You can also follow and engage the 16 teams on twitter by clicking the link below: https://twitter.com/HiFLNigeria/status/1020395113506369536
See some photos from the draws event below: