The Evolution Cup organizers have announced that the 2023 edition of the NLO preseason tournament will be postponed due to naira scarcity and fuel price increases.
The tournament was scheduled to take place at the Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne from February 13th–19th but has now been shifted to March 13th–19th, 2023.
Olatoye Olawale, the project strategist of Evolution Cup made the announcement on Monday following the recent development with naira notes and fuel.
“We had to shift the tournament by a month so that the teams can adequately prepare for it. The situation across the country is quite worrisome and we can’t just leave logistics to the participating clubs, it’s important that we help them in some way.
“Teams will travel down to Ikenne and also feed their players during those periods. It’s important that we consider how they want to go about that when there is naira scarcity and fuel hike”. Olatoye said.
He highlighted that the postponement is just for a month and the 10 teams are ready for participation.
” February numbers are just like March, so we are postponing the tournament from February 13-19 to March 13-19. All the teams are ready to showcase their players for the football event,” he said.