By Abayomi Ademetan
The third edition of 2019 Ahlan Cup has been confirmed, with 18 teams looking to earn silverware in the preseason tournament held in the Kano.
Katsina United, Kano Pillars, Rarara FC and Wikki Tourists are seeded in the four groups.
Two-time CAF Champions winners Enyimba International FC are part of a star studded line up in the competition. Also in the tourney are Lobi Stars, Plateau United, Abia Warriors, Nasarawa United, Kwara United, Elkanemi Warriors and Kada City.
Others are Jigawa Golden Stars, Yobe Desert Stars, Sokoto United, Kano Selected and DMD.
As it was in 2018, each group’s top two teams will progress to the quarterfinals.
The tournament will take place in the city of Kano, with games being played at the Sani Abacha Stadium and Kano Pillars Stadium.
Meanwhile, defending champions Kano Pillars will lock horns with Plateau United, as the third edition of the Ahlan Cup kicks-off on Sunday 6th October in Kano.
The game will be played at the Main Bowl of the Sani Abacha Stadium.
AhlanCup2019 – Full Draws
Jigawa Golden Stars
Yobe Desert Stars
Enyimba International FC