Ughelli Pre-season Cup Gets New Kick Off Date

Ughelli Pre-season Cup Gets New Kick Off Date
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Nafisat Jimoh

Organizers of the Ughelli preseason football tournament have informed that its pre-season tourney will now kick off on Sunday, October 31, after a decision was made to kickoff the tournament 24 hours before the initial scheduled date.

The 12th edition of the tourney which was scheduled to kick off on Monday, November 1, at the Ughelli township stadium was moved to allow for a colourful opening ceremony.

Tournament Coordinator, Mr Onome James made the new date known on Friday in Ughelli.

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“The October 31 new kickoff date was chosen after due consultations with the major stakeholders and I can confirm that a correspondence has also been sent to the participating teams and our partners on the new developments and their response has been overwhelming, so we’re ready”.

“We also want to remind Ughelli fans that the protocols set by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of the novel virus pandemic, COVID-19 is still much in place and will be fully observed.”

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Participating teams will be using the 8-day football showpiece which is now scheduled to hold from October 31 to November 7, to prepare their players for the new Nigeria football season.


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