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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Tornadoes, Remo Stars, Gombe Utd, Ekiti Utd Arrive For Ogunjobi Gold Cup

 Tornadoes, Remo Stars, Gombe Utd, Ekiti Utd Arrive For Ogunjobi Gold Cup 




Ogunjobi Gold Cup defending champions, Niger Tornadoes and other teams 36 Lions, Gombe United, Remo Stars, FC Ebedei, Ekiti United have all arrived Ilorin venue for the 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup which kicks off on Thursday.



Nation-Wide League One (NLO) team, 36 Lions were the early bird as they arrived the State of Harmony on Sunday. The number of teams increased on Tuesday, with all the participating teams checking into the respective hotels they had made reservations with a view to beat the jet lag owing to the long travel to Ilorin.




General Coordinator of the county's most glamourious and prestigious pre-season club tourney, Tunde Shamsudeen said: "Glad no team experienced any challenges as it was safe travels for them all. 



" Like every passionate fan and teams in the domestic game in Nigeria, there is that feeling of togetherness when the day to kick off the season comes. We are excited as the wait is finally over, so we're set to witness the first round of matches of the tourney.



"Let me use this medium to remind our fans that none will be allowed into the Main Bowl of the Kwara State Sports Complex owing to the laid down protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as it bids to curb the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus.




"Going a step further, fans can still watch all Ogunjobi Gold Cup matches online as we'll be live streaming and also fans can listen to match commentries and analyses on sportflamesradio.com."



Gombe United and FC Ebedei will kick off the pre-season with the first game of Day One at the Kwara State Sports Complex, Ilorin Main Bowl at 8 a.m.

Friday, 6 November 2020

Enyimba, Tornadoes, Kwara Utd, Remo Stars, Gombe Utd, Others For Ogunjobi Gold Cup

 Enyimba, Tornadoes, Kwara Utd, Remo Stars, Gombe Utd, Others For Ogunjobi Gold Cup 






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.



Group A
Enyimba Int'l FC
Gombe United
ABS FC
Ekiti Utd
FC Ebedei

Group B

Kwara United
Niger Tornadoes
Remo Stars
Sokoto Utd
36 Lion

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