Enyimba International FC of Aba and Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna, have arrived Ijebu-Ode for the fourth edition of Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament.
The Aba Elephants and their Minna counterpart are making their debut in the pre-season tourney which kicks-off on November 25.
According to the tourney’s Coordinator, Tunde Shamsudeen: “All is going as planned as Tornadoes and Enyimba have arrived Ijebu-Ode to begin light preparations for the 10-day soccer fiesta.”
The Aba Millionaires who recently named ex-Shooting Stars of Ibadan coach, Gbenga Ogunbote as their coach and the new gaffer will be leading his new look Elephants against Lobi Stars, Wikki Tourists, Crown FC and newly promoted Remo Stars in Group B.
Abubakar Bala’s Niger Tornadoes will have their hands full against defending champions, Kano Pillars, FC Ebedei, MFM FC and Sunshine Stars in Group B.
The soccer fiesta is expected to climax on the 4th of December 2016, and the winner will go home with a giant trophy, cash prize (winner and runners up) and medals for the winners courtesy of Senator Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari.
A trophy has also been donated by NFF Executive Board Member, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh for the second placed team while the tourney’s Top Scorer and MVP will be handed plaques courtesy Publishers of the Naija League Magazine, Aihkoje Ojeikere.
The two finalist will also be entitled to a set of brand new jerseys courtesy of OWU Sportswear Venture.