The 2019 edition of the Prince Gas Cup, a grassroot football tournament hosted in Igando, a surburb in Lagos will kickoff on October 19th.
No fewer than 30 grassroot teams took part in the draws that was conducted on Friday.
Gbadamosi Adebola Sulaimon the sponsor of the tourney in a chat after the draws said: “Am delighted, though its been tough coming this far as the Prince Gas Cup is in its 1⃣1⃣th edition.
“The aims and objectives of the tourney is to give these grassroot players and coaches a platform to exhibit their talents and skills.
“To curb social viceses among the youths in Igando and its other Local Government Development Areas (LCDA) as they will use the period to channel their energies to doing meaningful things playing football or supporting their respective teams as gootball is a universal sport and the talents are in the grassroot.”
However, “There will be handsome cash rewards, trophies, medals and set of jerseys will be presented to the four best teams while players who show brilliance on the pitch will go him with individual awards.
“Three players who distinguish themselves in the tourney will also have a chance to have trials with a top Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) team.”
The 30 teams were paired in six groups from A to F, as last edition champion, Aje United will begin its title defence as they will lock horns against Oluomo FC in the 1st game of the tourney.