The ancient City of Ijebu-Ode is already buzzing as teams are already breezing in for the fourth edition of Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament.
FCNaija.com have confirmed Enyimba International FC of Aba and Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna, as early arrivals for the pre-season tourney.
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The Aba Elephants and its Minna counterpart are making their debut in the much anticipated pre-season tourney which kicks-off on Friday, November 25.
According to the organisers: "All is going as planned as Tornadoes and Enyimba have arrive 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, will be leading his new look Elephants against Lobi Stars, Wikki Tourists, Crown FC and newly promoted Remo Stars in Group A.
An Abubakar Bala's Niger Tornadoes will be having their hands full against defending champions, Kano Pillars, FC Ebedei, MFM FC and Sunshine Stars make up Group B.
The 10-day soccer fiesta which is expected to climax on December 4, will see the winner going home with a befitting 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 places team while the tourney's Top Scorer and MVP will be handed plaques.
However, the two finalists will be entitled to brand new jersey’s courtesy of a local based sponsor.