The TPL Presents #TPL042
After almost two years of successful events in Lagos the Twitter Premier League took the step across the Niger to the coal city town of Enugu.
The announcement of #TPL042 Edition on Twitter was welcomed by the teeming supporters of TPL in Eastern Nigeria who had to watch from a distance and applaud the efforts of the TPL Lagos editions from the comfort of their homes.
The TPL East edition means the addition of at least 4 new teams to the TPL franchise as the minimum for tourney competitions of this nature. Will this move favour TPL? Will it be as enthusiastically embraced in the East as it has been in the West?
Going by all indications online (search the #TPL042 on Twitter), it seems the ayes have it.
See some tweets below (P.S: Some of the tweets will require an Igbo translator if you don't understand the dialect LOL)
A big man is known by his response to surprise family visits. #TPL042— Uncle Efe (@HL_Blue) February 13, 2016
Stand up Enugu!!! TPL na atu down very soon! pic.twitter.com/C46cXqe1Pe— The TPL (@theTPL) February 13, 2016
I have no doubt the football at #TPL042 would be top notch. All the best footballers in all my schooling were Igbo boys.— TheseWords (@silentblare) February 13, 2016
We welcome youuuu! alaa, dejee, nnooo. #TPL042 pic.twitter.com/srcnhI3ThV— • Chichominov • (@Chichom_) February 13, 2016
Daddy Elephant: We have a surprise son— Anyadu (@The_Africanist) February 13, 2016
Mummy Elephant: #TPL is coming to Enugu. #TPL042 son.
Baby Elephant: pic.twitter.com/m1G1i0lVaw
"@Anabagail: When #Enugu people heard TPL is coming to Enugu before # PortHarcourt #TPL042 pic.twitter.com/IantTaksfj" *crying*— Papa Bule (@bule_jr) February 13, 2016
An appropriate handshake for the valiant is to cap him with eagle feather. You've got to admire the dynamism of the igbo people. #TPL042— TheseWords (@silentblare) February 13, 2016
Abakpa, New Haven, Trans-Ekulu, Uwani, Asata, Independence Layout, Emene, GRA, Coal Camp are you ready??? #TPL042 pic.twitter.com/RcQKVLiWQd— The TPL (@theTPL) February 13, 2016
Awww This is why we do this. 😄 #TPL042 https://t.co/tfqOYCi5tc— The TPL (@theTPL) February 13, 2016
Welcome to TPL, ENUGU ... 🙌 The Family is getting Bigger... #TPL042 ⚽ ⚽ ⚽ ⚽ pic.twitter.com/sdIOXSO7NO— Raineri Ghosts FC (@Therainerifc) February 13, 2016