Lagos Youth Tourney: LOC Commences Accreditation, Releases Fixtures


Gov. Raji Fashola of Lagos State.

Preparations for the International Youth Cup hot up, as accreditation of participants for the youth tournament is in progress.

Gov. Raji Fashola of Lagos State.

The Chairman, Accreditation Committee of the tournament, Tayo Balogun, who stated that some days have been set aside for accreditation of journalists for the full coverage of the tournament, announced that the exercise is on at the Conference Room of the Local Organising Committee Secretariat, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

He said interested journalists are expected to come for the exercise with two passport sized photographs, official identity card and a letter of introduction from their Editor/Heads of desks

Meanwhile, the Organising Committee of the championship has released fixtures for the championship. It was gathered that the tournament will begin on Sunday with the arrival of participating teams, while the event will kick of on 3 August, 2010.

The organisers stated that because of time constraint, the LOC have resolved to draw the team in alphabetical order as against the planned draw initially scheduled for 1 August, 2010, adding that to meet the international standard, the names of the teams are printed on match tickets.

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On Tuesday, 3 August, Lagos United will play Liberty Football Club of Ghana at 3.00pm, while SuperSport United of South Africa and Utrecht FC of Holland will battle trade tackles at 5.45pm.

On Thursday, 5August, Liberty FC will confront Utrecht in the first match of the day by 3.00pm, and at 5.45pm, Lagos United will take on  Supersport FC.

The last day fixtures will see Lagos United playing against Utrech at 3.00pm, while Liberty FC face SuperSport at 5.45pm in the final match.

—Wale Joseph

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