Abuja, Feb. 13, 2018 (TNE) No fewer than 16 teams are expected to take part in the FCT Pre-season football Tournament, Godwin Bamigboye, Chairman, FCT Football Coaches Association, has said.
Bamigboye said that the aim of the tournament is to prepare clubs in the FCT ahead of the new season and to identify talents at the grassroots.
“The Pre-season Tournament is held every year. This year, we are expecting 16 teams to participate.
“Mainly, our clubs participating in the Nigeria National League (NNL) and the Nationwide League One (NLO).
“So these are the clubs and then other clubs that have excelled at the FCT League like Setraco and Rhapsody Football Club, among others.
“We hope that when the pre-season holds, we will be able to identify some talents that some of these clubs in the NNL can invite to recruit them for the season ahead of them,” he said.
The tournament, slated for Feb. 15 to Feb. 22, will hold at the Area 3 Sports Complex.
Meanwhile, the 2017/2018 NNL and NLO seasons are expected to kick off in March.