The glamorous Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament final is set as expected as arrangements have been concluded ahead of what would be the most exciting football event in Nigeria.
The Nigeria’s first Pre-Season Tournament final will be decided on Saturday November 24, evening at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure with Kwara United Football Club battling Sunshine Stars International Football Club.
Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic, Dr. Buhari Abdul-Fatai (BAF), together with prominent football administrators, coaches, club owners and top journalists will grace the finals among who are first vice-president NFF Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Executive Member Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh and former NFF Secretary General Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.
Others include former chairman, Crown FC Alhaji Bello Noah, Phoenix ASC boss Bayo-lanlege Kehinde, Chairman Ondo State Football Association, Otunba Dele Ajayi, Barrister Churchill Oliseh, Mike Idoko, and General Manager of ABS FC Alloy Chukwuemeka, among others.
Meanwhile the Executive Governor of Ondo State, His Excellency Rotimi Akeredolu, will be honoured with the Gold Cup Tourney Platinum Award alongside distinguished Senator Buhari Abdul-Fatai (BAF) who will be decorated as the tourney Grand Patron.
Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, Technical Committee Chairman NFF, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, Chief Executive Officer of Bet9ja, Hon. Kunle Soname and President of FC Ebedei, Barrister, Churchill Oliseh will be named Patrons of the Gold Cup Tourney.
Meritious Gold Award will be presented to Barrister Seyi Akinwummi, first Vice President Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Shehu Dikko, Chairman, League Management Company (LMC), Chidi Offor, Independent Chairman
Nigeria National League (NNL), Alhaji Mohammed Akali, Independent Chairman Nationwide League One (NLO) and Olusola Ogunowo, Chief Operating Officer, Nationwide League One (NLO) for their laudable contributions towards the development of the domestics leagues in Nigeria.
Gold Cup Pre-season Tournament is sponsored by distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic, Dr. Buhari Abdul-Fatai (BAF), and proudly supported by Nigeria Football Federation Executive Committee Member, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, foremost betting company, Bet9ja, Nigeria leading sportswear firm, ‘owu’, Naija League Magazine, Matchroom, Sportspro, New-Bell Global Investment, 11th Media Global Concept, Phreestyle Sports, and Play Sportswear.