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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE


The Kwara State Sports Complex, Ilorin will be agoged as last edition semi-finalist Kwara United and FC Ebedei will kick-off the 8th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament on Thursday October 29, 2020.

Fixtures released by organisers informed that defending champions Niger Tornadoes, two-time winners Kano Pillars, Lobi Stars and CAF Champions League representatives Enyimba are the top elite teams while Remo Stars, ABS FC of Ilorin and debutants Sokoto United, Ekiti United complete the 10 teams taking part in the nation's prestigious pre-season tourney.


There are two groups A & B made up of five (5) teams each, while Group B is tagged 'group of death'.

Group A has Enyimba, Kwara United, FC Ebedei, Sokoto United and Ekiti United.

Coach Bala whose Tornadoes are defending champions will be having his hands full against Kano Pillars, Lobi Stars, Remo Stars and ABS FC in the other group.

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Ogunjobi Gold Cup been the first pre-season tourney to host a game under floodlight in the last edition in Ilorin, is set to raise the bar by surpassing that feat.

With a total of 23 matches to be played in the 10-day event, five (5) have been fixed for night.

In line with the safety protocols spelt out by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Kwara State Health Ministry for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all teams will adhere to it. 

Since no fan will be allowed entry into the stadium, all players and officials of teams taking part in the tourney will have temperature checks before and after matches. 

Fans of the domestic league won't miss the action as all matches in the Ogunjobi Gold Cup will be live streamed from the Kwara State Sports Complex.

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