Polish Sportswear manufacturing firm, Select, in conjuction with former Super Eagles winger, Ifeanyi Ekwueme, have concluded arrangements for a preseason tournament involving no fewer than six top Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, clubs, Completesports reports.
Completesports.com understands that Enugu Rangers, Plateau United, Rivers United, Heartland, Abia Warriors and Kwara United have confirmed readiness to participate in the weeklong showpiece billed to hold at The Cathedral – Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu.
Reigning Nigeria Cup title holders, Bayelsa United and Apex Crane FC, a second tier Nigerian league club, amongst others.
Organisers confirmed to Completesports.com that the tournament will get underway on November 14 and will be expected to end on November 20 when the final will take place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
Tagged Ifeanyi Ekwueme Tico/Select NPFL Preseason Tournament 2021, the tournament is aimed at providing a platform for the clubs to knock their teams into shape ahead the 2021/2022 assignments.
The former Nigeria international who is the African Representative of the sportswear outfit, Select, played professional football in Poland during his illustrious career.
“I have spoken with officials of Rangers, Plateau United, Heartland, Rivers United, Abia Warriors and Kwara United”, said the former left winger.
“I’ve equally held talks with Bayelsa United and Apex Cranes and they have all spoken of their participation.
“Of course, the tournament will hold at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium from November 14-20. The ultimate aim is to provide a competitive platform for the coaches to get a proper look at their players going into the 2021/2022 season”.
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