By James Agberebi:
Newly promoted club to the Nigeria Professional Football League, Ikorodu United, was on Thursday officially unveiled along with their new GOtv-branded kits for the 2015/2016 season.
The unveiling ceremony took place inside Ikorodu Town Hall, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Present at the event were the Chairman of the club Adewunmi Ogunsanya; the Vice Chairman Babatunde Akindele; Nigeria Football Federation First Vice Chairman, Seyi Akinwunmi; former chairman of the League Management Company, Nduka Irabor; board members of Ikorodu United, former Super Eagles stars, Peter Rufai, Victor Ikpeba, Ifeanyi Udeze, Victor Agali, Waidi Akanni and former Enyimba coach Kadiri Ikhana.
Also in attendance was the representative of the Oba of Ikorodu, Olabanji Oreagba.
Among the event that took place included the unveiling of the players, the coaches, and back room staff.
Also, the home and away kits which the team will be dorning when the new season kicks off, was unveiled.
In his speech, chairman of the club, Ogunsanya, promised that Ikorodu United will give Nigerian football a new meaning.
“I am very grateful that today (Thursday), we are launching Ikorodu United. This is something I have been looking forward to. Our target is to take Nigerian football to the next level and I can tell you that Ikorodu United will be the first club to sell season tickets.
“I am confident that the players in this club will win laurels. Also, I believe they will go and play for big clubs in the future,” Ogunsanya enthused.
Formed in 2014, Ikorodu United gained promotion to the Glo Premier League last season alongside MFM FC, Plateau United and Niger Tournadoes.
They will be playing their home matches at Onikan Stadium.
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