The second edition of Governor Wike Pre-Season Football Tournament kicks off today with continental campaigners, Rivers United and Lobi Stars slugging it out in the opener.
The draws for the pre-season tourney, which held at the conference room of the Rivers State Ministry of Sports, had in attendance members of the organising committee, representatives of clubs and sports journalists.
In a brief remark, chairman of the organising committee, Bashir Badawiy, stated that the tournament would be well-organised to the admiration of all.
He commended all the participating clubs for their commitment and determination to put their respective teams in top shape for the upcoming season.
Member of the organising committee in charge of Technical, Dennis Dima, said the draws were made taking a lot of parameters into consideration.
He promised a fair tournament where all teams would be given a level playing field to fight for bragging rights.
Rivers United, Lobi Stars, Akwa United, Cynosure and Ottasolo FC make up group A as group B has Abia Warriors, MFM, Bayelsa United, Goddosky FC and Udala FC, while Plateau United, Kwara United, Nasarawa FC and Niger Tornadoes will fight for honours in group C.
Meanwhile, Abia Warriors and Bayelsa United would open group B hostilities, while Niger Tornadoes and Nasarawa clash in the group C opener.