Lobi Stars, Kwara Utd Clash In 5th Gold Cup Opener

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North Central derby clash involving defending champions Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi and with newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side Kwara United of Ilorin will serve as opener of the 5th edition of Gold Cup Preseason Soccer Tournament slated for Wednesday 15th of November, 2017 at the Main Bowl of Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin.

According to the fixtures released by the organizers of the 10-day football fiesta, the MatchDay 1 will see Nigeria National League, NNL side Remo Stars playing former champions of the tourney, Kano Pillars at the KFA pitch A, last year’s finalist and Nigeria’s representative in the next CAF Champions League, MFM FC of Lagos will play AITEO Cup finalist Niger Tornadoes of Minna at KFA Pitch B, all fixed for 4pm kickoff time.

Rivers United, ABS FC, Katsina United and Kwara United will be making their debut appearance at the leading preseason soccer tournament in Nigeria which has assisted clubs to be in top shape ahead of new football seasons.

Gold Cup Tournament

Group A

Lobi Stars, Rivers United, Kwara Utd, Remo Stars, Kano Pillars

Group B

MFM FC, Niger Tornadoes, Katsina United, FC Ebedei, ABS.

Full Fixtures:

15-11-17

Lobi Stars vs Kwara United – 4pm (main bowl)

Remo Stars vs Kano Pillars – 4pm (KFA Pitch A)

MFM FC vs Niger Tornadoes – 4pm (KFA Pitch B)

16-11-2017

Rivers United vs Remo Stars – 2pm (KFA Pitch A)

Kwara United vs Kano Pillars – 4pm (KFA Pitch B)

FC Ebedei vs ABS FC – 4pm (KFA Pitch A)

Niger Tornadoes vs Kastina United – 2pm (KFA Pitch B)

17-11-17

Kano Pillars vs Lobi Stars – 2pm (KFA Pitch A)

Rivers United vs Kwara United – 4pm (KFA Pitch B)

FC Ebedei vs MFM FC – 4pm (KFA Pitch A)

Kastina United vs ABS FC – 2pm (KFA Pitch B)

18-11-17

Lobi Stars vs Rivers United – 4pm (KFA Pitch A)

Kwara United vs Remo Stars – 2pm (KFA Pitch B)

MFM FC vs Kastina United – 4pm (KFA Pitch B)

FC Ebedei vs Niger Tornadoes – 2pm (KFA Pitch A)

19-11-17

Remo Stars vs Lobi Stars – 4pm (KFA Pitch A)

Rivers United vs Kano Pillars – 4pm (KFA Pitch B)

MFM FC vs ABS FC – 2pm (KFA Pitch A)

20-11-17

Niger Tornadoes vs ABS FC – 4pm (KFA Pitch A)

Kastina United vs FC Ebedei – 4pm (KFA Pitch A)

21- 11 – 17

SEMI FINAL 1

Winner Group A vs Runners Up Group B – 4.pm main bowl

22-11-17

SEMI FINAL 2

Winner Group B vs Runners up Group A – 4.pm main bowl

23-11-17

FREE DAY

24-11-17

FINAL

Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2 – 4pm (Main Bowl)

Gold Cup

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