Ottasolo Pre-season: Lagosians should be ready for the best pre-season tourney – Organisers


With seven days to the start of the maiden edition of the Ottasolo Pre-season tournament, the organisers have revealed that they are 90 percent ready for all the 10 teams coming for the championship.

According to the tournament coordinator, Badawiy Bashir, all is almost set to stage one of the best pre-season ever in the country.
“We are aware that we have just seven days away before the start of the pre-season,” he said.

“As you can see, we have the 10 clubs coming for the tournament already spelt out and we are always in constant communication with them because we don’t want to have any hitch at all.

“The likes of Kwara United, Abia Warriors, Lobi Stars, Niger Tornadoes, Shooting Stars, Gombe United, MFM, all Nigeria Professional Football League sides, would be joined by Ottasolo Int FC and Smart City of Lagos.

“The venue of the pre-season is the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan and I want Lagosians to be ready for a hitch free competition.”

On his part, the partner, Ottasolo Pre-season Tournament, Kola Daniel, praised the sponsor of the championship, Gabriel Davies who is also the owner of fast-rising Ottasolo FC and he described him as an advocate of grassroots football who played the game to the highest level before he quit to venture into the football business.

The media aide to the minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, said while the coordinator has been making sure everything goes according to plans, the sponsor on his part has been making everything necessary supports available.

He added: “We are going to have a successful pre-season; I can assure you. The coordinator is very verse in organizing things like this and I am sure we have the best hand handling it.

“The teams are ready and they will be moving to Lagos few days to the commencement of the pre-season with some of them already in nearby state, Ogun, in preparation for the new season.”

The Ottasolo Pre-season tournament is scheduled for the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan from November 1 to 7, 2021.


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