Ilorin, capital of Kwara State will come alive with top class domestic football excitements as the Ogunjobi Gold Cup Tourney kicks off today (Thursday August 29).
It’s the 7th edition of the nation’s prestigious pre-season tourney and the State of Harmony are hosting it for a second time.
Runners-up in the 2015 edition in Ijebu-Ode, MFM FC of Lagos will lock horns with FC Ebedei for the first 3points of the tourney, as their game is billed for 8am local time.
Two hours later, it will be a clash of two Nation-Wide League One (NLO) sides as the 2018 edition in Akure giant-killers, Cynosure FC of Eboyin hosts Wasiu Alabelewe FC of Osogbo.
The star game of MatchDay 1 is a North-Central Derby between Kwara United and Niger Tornadoes at 4pm.
It’s not just a derby as its also a tie where an assistant, Coach Sulyman Ashifat will prove to his employers that he has what it takes to beat his immediate former boss, Abubakar Bala.
However, the Harmony Boys will hope to make use of home advantage and the 12th man (their fans) as they battle for supremacy in Group A.
MFM FC vs FC Ebedei -8am
Kwara Utd vs Tornadoes -4 pm
Cynosure FC vs Alabelewe -10 am
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, Play Sportswear, Phamatex Industries, Bovina View Hotel, Centre Ball Sports Ltd and Lagos State Sports Commission.