3SC, Ikorodu Utd, Crown, Remo, 4 others Battle for Gold Cup Pre-Season Tourney


All is set for the third edition of Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament as clubs have confirmed their participation.

Last year finalist Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan, will engage seven other clubs in Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Nigeria National League (NNL) and Nigeria Nation-wide League (NNWL) in a 9-Day soccer fiesta.

The championship which would take place at Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode between January 31 and February 8, will feature Shooting Stars, Kogi United FC of Lokoja, FC Ebedei of Sagamu, Remo Stars, Crown FC of Ogbomosho, Ikorodu United FC of Lagos, Supreme Court FC of Abuja and FC Yarmalight of Gombe.

According to the General Coordinator of the tournament, Tunde Shamsudeen, said grouping of the eight teams have been made as thus; Group A Shooting Stars, FC Ebedei, FC Yarmalight, and Supreme Court FC. While Group B drawn Ikorodu United, Crown FC, Kogi United and Remo Stars.

He noted that the teams are expected to play 3 group matches with the first two teams with highest number of points qualify for the semi-finals.

“The tournament will be of high level and is basically to ignite the spirit of the game and to also help the teams test their players before the league season proper,” Shamsudeen said.

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