Senator Buhari’s Gold Cup Pre-season Tournament kicks off in Ilorin

Distinguish Senator of the Federal Republic, Dr. Buhari Abdul-Fatai (BAF) on Wednesday do the official kick off of the 5th edition of the Gold Cup Pre-season Tournament in company of former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, at the Main Bowl of the Kwara Stadium, Ilorin.

Coordinator of the tourney for domestic league clubs in Nigeria, Tunde Shamsudeen, while addressing newsmen express their sincere appreciation to Kwara State Football Association for their immense support accorded the hosting of the 5th edition.

“We are glad that the State of Harmony has agreed to host reason been, we want to have different state host the tournament.

“You would agree with me that Ilorin is a good choice as its fans are passionate,  keen followers of our three tier leagues,”


Gold Cup Pre-season tournament is sponsored by distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic, Dr. Buhari Abdul-Fatai (BAF), Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee member, Alhaji  Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, foremost betting company, Bet9ja, Nigeria leading sportswear firm, ‘Cone’, Naija League Magazine, Tribeca Code, Phoenix ASC, Matchroom, Sportspro, Select Sports, Bovina View Hotel, Stadium Hotel, New-Bell Global Investment, 11th Media Global Concept, Phreestyle Sports, Rashidi Yekini Foundation and Mao Football Academy.

Lobi Stars FC emerged champions of the last edition of the prestigious pre-season event after edging MFM FC 4-3 on penalties in the final that took place at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode.

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