In a bid to spice up this year’s Ogunjobi Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament, Ilorin fans should brace up to enjoy Night Football.
General Coordinator of the tournament, Tunde Shamsudeen, disclosed to OGC Media that; “With the class of teams we have invited and have confirmed their participation for this year’s edition, it’ll make no sense when games are played in a half-full or empty stadium.
“So getting Ilorin fans to come to watch not just Kwara United but other teams saw the need to introduce night games.
“Research has shown that Nigerians over the past few years who follow the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) are thrilled seeing live games play under floodlights.
“To buttress my point, look at the NPFL Play-offs that was held in Lagos, the Agege Stadium was always filled during the night games.
“The essence, players tend to give their best when the atmosphere is calm and for the fans, the stadium is like a cinema during such time.”
The seventh edition of the prestigious Pre-Season Tourney is billed to kick off from Thursday, August 29 through Saturday, September 7, at the Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin.
The country’s First Pre-Season Tournament is sponsored by distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic, Dr Buhari Abdul-Fatai (BAF), and its proudly supported by Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi Foundation, Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee Member; Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, foremost betting company, Bet9ja, Nigeria leading sportswear firm, ‘Owu’, Newbell Global Investment, Naija League Magazine, Matchroom, Sportspro, 11th Media Global Concept, Phreestyle Sports, Kao Concept, Seyi Akinwunmi Charity Foundation, Dejavu Communication and Play Sportswear.