Nigerian Rugby League Association (NRLA), announce the appointment of Isah Lawal-Saulawa as new General Manager.

The Board Members of the Nigerian Rugby League Association (NRLA), announce the appointment of Isah Lawal-Saulawa as the new General Manager.

Isah’s achievements and contributions to the rugby league community are commendable and make him an ideal candidate for this role.

Isah’s journey in rugby league began as a school boy and quickly progressed to join the Hemel Stags Academy, where he honed his skills as a winger, centre, scrum half, as an all around back.

During his time at the University of Northampton, Gaining a Masters in Governance and Leadership along with a BA in HR & Management Isah continued to showcase his rugby league prowess, playing for the University’s Men’s Rugby League team “Gremlins”.

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Upon returning to Nigeria, Isah played a pivotal role in re-establishing the Abuja RFC, demonstrating his leadership and commitment to growing the sport in his home country. He also represented Nigeria in the Nationals 7s tournament in Zimbabwe, showcasing his skills on the international stage.

As a key member of the Nigerian Rugby League men’s team since its inception, Isah has played an integral role in the team’s success, notably securing the Middle East and African championship title in Lagos 2019 and successfully defending it in Ghana 2020.

In light of Isah’s achievements and unwavering dedication to the sport, we are confident that he will excel in his new role as General Manager of the NRLA. We look forward to witnessing his continued contributions to the development and growth of rugby league in Nigeria.

Please join me in congratulating Isah Lawal-Saulawa on his appointment as General Manager of the NRLA.
Ade Adebisi
Vice Chairman.

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