Delta Capital To Host Governor Okowa's Inaugural Pre Season Tournament

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba
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The city of Asaba would once again come alive as the inaugural edition of Governor Okowa pre season tournament is set to hit town from 11th to 17th of September 2019.

Top clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) have been pencilled down for the competition.

They are Kano Pillars, Lobi Stars, Plateau United, Rivers United, MFM FC, Delta Force, Warri Wolves, Heartland FC and Nasarawa United.

General Coordinator of the Tournament, Mr Bash Badawir disclosed to the media that the major objective of the event is to help NPFL sides have the best avenue to prepare for the 2019/20 season.

"The aim is to help the sides have the best platform to prepare well for the 2019/20 season, while we hope to see the very best of all the participating teams," Bash said.

"We already have the full support of His Excellency Governor Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta state and I believe the good people of Delta will come en mass to enjoy the very best of Nigerian football.

The games would be played between 2pm and 4pm daily at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.