21 November 2012

Nigeria: Enyimba, 10 Others for Pre-Season Tourney in Kaduna

Kaduna — Enyimba FC of Aba and 10 other teams will participate in a pre-season tournament in Kaduna ahead of the commencement of the 2012/2013 football season.

The Media Officer for the organising committee, Malam Zakari Musa, in Kaduna on Wednesday said that the clubs include seven from the Nigeria Premier League and four from the Nigeria Nationwide League.

Musa said that the competition, sponsored by Alhaji Abdulazeez Ibrahim, General Manager, Ranch Bees FC of Kaduna, would hold between Nov. 24 and Nov. 29 at the Ranch Bees Stadium and the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.

Ibrahim was also a former Commissioner for Sports in Kaduna State.

Musa said Premier League title holders, Kano Pillars FC, would also participate along side Wikki Tourists FC, Kwara United FC, Kaduna United FC, Enyimba FC and newly promoted Nasarawa United FC and El-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri.

Other clubs participating are Ranch Bees, FC Abuja, DSS FC of Kaduna and Jigawa Golden Stars FC.

According to him, the teams are expected to arrive in Kaduna on Nov. 23, when the draws for the meets will take place.

Musa said the objective of organising the competition is to prepare the teams for the challenges of the league season.


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