Heartland, Rangers other top teams set for Tico/Select Pre-season Tourney


University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC) and the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri are billed to host this year’s edition of the Ifeanyi Ekwueme Tico/Select Pre-season Tournament billed for November 15th through 21st.

Polish Sportswear manufacturing giants, Select, in conjunction with former Super Eagles winger, Ifeanyi Ekwueme, have concluded arrangements for a preseason tournament involving no fewer than six top Nigria Professional Football League, NPFL, clubs.

Dasportstainment247.com understands that Nigeria’s foremost club, Enugu Rangers, Rivers United, Heartland, Abia Warriors and Kwara United have confirmed participation in the weeklong showpiece which will now hold at UNEC and Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri. The Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, otherwise tagged The Cathedral, in Enugu was meant to host the Enugu centre, but the renovation work at the edifice forced a change of venue.

Apex Krane FC, Heartland FC, Abia Warriors, First Mahi and Rivers United are billed to take part in the pre-season tournament and will play their group games in Owerri while UNEC will host Enugu Rangers, Lamray United, Kwara United, FC One Rocket of Uyo, and Cynosure FC.

Tagged Ifeanyi Ekwueme Tico/Select NPFL Preseason Tournament 2021, the tournament is aimed at providing a platform for the clubs to knock their teams into shape ahead the 2021/2022 domestic assignments.

The former Nigeria international, who is the African Representative of the sportswear outfit, Select, played professional football in Poland during his illustrious career.

“I have spoken with officials of Rangers, Heartland, Rivers United, Abia Warriors and Kwara United”, starts the former left winger when Daspprtstainment247.com called him up.

“I’ve equally held talks with FC One Rocket, and Apex Krane and they have all spoken of their participation.

“Of course, the tournament will hold at Dan Anyiam Stadium from November 14-20. The ultimate aim is to provide a competitive platform for the coaches to get a proper look at their players going into the 2021/2022 season.”

He confirmed that the semi-final and final games will hold at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.


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