…as LMC yet to announce 2021/22 season kick off date
Following the failure of the League Management Company (LMC) to announce the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, some clubs have stormed Lagos to participate in the maiden edition of Ottasolo Pre-season Tournament 2021.
It will be noted the 2020/21 NPFL season which was won by Akwa United ended three months ago without a commencement date for the new season in view from LMC.
Eight NPFL clubs such as Lobi Stars, Kwara United, Sunshine Stars, MFM, Shooting Stars, Niger Tornadoes, Remo Stars, Abia Warriors, with lower division Smart City and host Ottasolo complete the list of ten clubs invited for the tournament.
The tournament is billed to kick-off from November, 1 and climax on November, 7 2021 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
According to the Coordinator of the Tournament, Kola Daniel the event is meant to prepare teams for the 2021/2022 season.
He said the competition is aimed at helping to prepare them adequately for the new campaign and give them the opportunity to assess all their new recruits.
“We are good to go as far as organising this competition is concerned. Lagos is in good shape and the good people of Agege await with excitement the top clubs,
“Fans should be ready for good football at the Soccer Temple in this preseason competition. The invited teams all have quality players and with the conducive environment that Agege offers, this is a fantastic opportunity for good football,” he said.
The tournament is sponsored by Mr Gabriel Davies, the Proprietor of Ottasolo International Football Club, a team that will participate in the Nigeria National League next season.
The beauty of Pre-season matches and competitions in Nigeria includes having teams play in superb atmospheres where the players and clubs have a more conducive ambiences to show how good they are.
Pre-season games offer fans the opportunity of glimpsing the true quality of players and teams in Nigeria and this will be the case in Lagos State, when clubs participate at Ottasolo Pre-season Tournament.
These clubs have engaged in aggressive players recruitments in the last few months and have been fine-tuning preparations for the league.
The Ottasolo Pre-season Tournament will be a major avenue to test how they are shaping up as it promises lots of thrills.