South-West Nigeria will witness the best of football as the city of Ijebu-Ode play host to the maiden Governor Dapo Abiodun Pre Season Tournament from the 24th to 31st of September 2019.
Top clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the Nigerian National League (NNL) totaling 16 will converge in the ancient town with a new vibe as they go on to participate in the competition meant to prepare teams for the upcoming domestic football season.
Tournament director, Mr. Oye Bawala disclosed in a chat with the media that the competition will make for an exciting spectacle for the fans and will add a great layer of intrigue to what is expected to be a fascinating footballing season for the participating teams.
Arrival date for the teams is slated for the 24th of September, 2019 while action will commence on the 25th of September, 2019 with games holding across different centers daily in the city which serenades you with its rich blend of old and modern buildings from every angle with an exciting grand finale billed for the Gateway Stadium, Ijebu Ode on the 31st of September, 2019.
Some of the participating teams includes Gateway United, MFM FC, 3SC, Rivers United, Sunshine Stars, Kano Pillars, Katsina United, Warri Wolves, Delta Force, Heartland and Kwara United.