Nigeria Professional Football League current champions Akwa United are set for a likely clash against league rival Enyimba at a four team invitational tourney this weekend.
According to report, it was learnt that talks had been ongoing between the Special Adviser to President on Sports, Daniel Amokachi, and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sport Development, to have the top four NPFL teams participate at the event.
The tournament is scheduled for the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja which will give the newly rehabilitated pitch it’s first of competitive football game, if the plans for the invitational tourney go according to plan.
Daniel Amokachi while discussing about the event said: “The 2021-22 pre season tournament would be tagged Presidential Cup.”
“Akwa United, Kano Pillars, Lobi Stars and Sunshine Stars are the teams lined up for this tournament. There will be appearances fees for the teams and their feeding plus accomodations will be taken care of.”
There will be two games daily, with the second game expected to be played under floodlight. The tournament is expected to end on Sunday while the teams will depart on Monday.
The teams are expected to arrive Abuja on Thursday while the opening game will be played on Friday.
This article was updated 1 year ago