Rivers, Lobi Stars kickoff Gov Wike pre-season tourney

Some of the biggest Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs have converged in Port Harcourt for the 2020 edition of the Governor Wike Football pre-season football tournament.
Rivers United FC, Lobi Stars FC, Akwa United, and Plateau United are some of the clubs already in Port Harcourt for the competition.
Abia Warriors, MFM FC, Kwara United and Nasarawa FC complete the list of top tier clubs that will take part.
The tournament kicks off on Friday with Rivers United facing Lobi Stars in the opening game at the Sharks FC Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the competition, Bashir Badawiy believes the tournament will help clubs prepare for domestic and continental competition.
“Two of the four clubs that will represent Nigeria in continental competition, Rivers United and Plateau United are in Port Harcourt for this tournament,” Badawiy told SPNAfricaNews.
“This tournament will help them ascertain their readiness for the rigours ahead.
“Also, the other clubs will use this tournament to prepare for their domestic competitions,” he concluded

Group A:
Rivers United FC
 Lobi Stars FC
Akwa United
Cynosure FC
Ottasoro FC  

Group B:
Abia Warriors
Bayelsa United
Udalla FC

Group C:
Plateau United
Kwara United
Nasarawa FC
Niger Tonadoes