CAF Champions League flag bearers, Enyimba Int’l FC with defending champions, Niger Tornadoes, Kwara United and Remo Stars are part of the 10 teams that will lock horns in the 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup Preseason Tournament.
The General Coordinator of the nation’s first pre-season tourney, Tunde Shamsudeen, revealed the other teams as ABS FC, FC Ebedei and debutants Gombe United, Ekiti United, Sokoto United and 36 Lions FC.
In the draw conducted, Coach Fatai Osho’s People’s Elephants have a tricky fixtures as they will be having their hands full against ‘giant-killers’ Gombe United, ABS FC, Ekiti United and FC Ebedei in Group A.
Coach Abubakar Bala’s Ikoh Allah Boys will hope to become the first team in the history of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup to successfully defend the title as they will also trade tackles against Kwara United, Remo Stars, Sokoto United and 36 Lions.
The Savannah Scorpions from Gombe will hope to sting FC Ebedei in the first game of the 10-day soccer fiesta at 8 a.m.
ABS FC will host Ekiti United in the second fixture while Sokoto United would hope to make a statement against Remo Stars in their first ever meeting.
Star match of Day 1 will be between Tornadoes and Kwara United.
All games will be hosted in compliance with laid down protocols of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and Kwara State Health Ministry.
The Kwara State Sports Complex in Ilorin will host the 8th edition of the country’s best organised pre-season from Wednesday November 11 through Friday November 20, 2020.