The race to know the best from the best begins as the biggest collegiate sports in Nigeria kick starts. The pre-league qualifying stage will herald the HiFL 2021 season and will start April 19, 2021 to April 24, 2021 with 25 schools across five zones in Nigeria. Each zone will have five schools each except Zone B and C with four and six schools respectively.
HiFL 2021 Pre- League Qualifiers
2. KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, KSU
5. KUST, Wudil
2. ABU, Zaria
3. FEDERAL UNIV, LOKOJA
4. BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY
5. ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIV, AKUNGBA
A total of 46 games will be played across all zones to determine the schools to join the super four (UAM Tillers, UNICAL Malabites, OAU Giants, Unilorin Warriors) of the 2019 season in the round of 16 stage. Schools will play one another according to their zone at least once to advance to the round of 16. The two top schools in each zone will join the super four in the next round. Two wildcards will be selected after the qualifiers to make it a total of 16 schools in the round of 16 stage.
This season promises to be exciting and highly competitive, so ensure you find the nearest zone to you and go support your favourite school while adhering to the covid19 protocols laid out by field officials.