MFM, Remo, Sunshine in Group of Death
It will be a battle between the host team of the maiden edition of the Ottasolo Pre-season tournament, Ottasolo Int. FC and Lagos-based Football Club, 36 Lion, as the championship kickoff on Monday at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
In a draw conducted at the Havannah Hotel, Egbeda on Sunday, Ottasolo Int. FC seeded in Group A was joined by 36 Lion, Lobi Stars and Yobo FC.
The opening game is scheduled to take place by 9am as the teams prepare to be the maiden winner of the championship.
Group B is arguably the Group of Death with Lagos-based Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, MFM FC seeded in the group alongside newly promoted side, Remo Stars, Sunshine Stars and Smart City.
Coming from winning the first recognised Pre-season tournament in the country, the Ogunjobi Gold Cup, Remo Stars already showed that they are ready for the season and they will be the team to beat in the group.
Two games will be played on Monday with Sunshine Stars taking on Smart City by 3pm at the same venue.
Speaking during the draws ceremony witnessed by top administrators, the Coordinator of the Pre-season, Bashir Badawiy, appreciated all the clubs that made it to Lagos while also assuring them of a level playing ground and a good time in Lagos.
Present at the draws were the CEO of the host team and the sponsor of the competition, Otunba Gabriel Davies, Football Director of ABC, Ilorin, Chief Alloy Chukwuemeka, CEO of 36 Lion, Alhaji Liameed Gafar, Coach Henry Makinwa, among others.
The Pre-season is taking place at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere, from November 1 to 7.
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