Riot Act: Organisers Ban Pros At Mock Nations Cup

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Organisers of the Gbagada Mock Nations Cup have warned the club-owners not to parade professional players in the forth coming 10th edition of the tournament.

Secretary of Gbagada Grassroots Sports Association, Kemac Emina toldP.M.Sports that they have informed all club owners to leave out professional players in the competition.

He said they observed that some club owners registered professional players in the previous editions of the competition.

“We want to use this medium to remind the club owners that they should not parade professional players when the competion starts next month. The clubs that go against our laws will be disqualified and will be banned from taking part in the next edition,” he said.

Scribe of the body disclosed that the clubs owners have started to register for the tourney to avoid late registration.

Among the clubs that have completed their registration are Owo-iya Babes, Tosban FC, Lucky Babes, Pablo FC and Choice FC.

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“We are still expecting more clubs because we are targeting about 16 teams before the draw ceremony,” he said.

Emina also informed GSG that this year’s edition will be better organised, saying that the association will partner with Rotary Club of Gbagada to organise a memorable championship.

He thanked the Rotary Club for the finacial support given to the association for the organisation of a better tournament.

Speaking ahead of the tourney, Chief Coach of Choice FC, Henry Obi stated that his team have already commenced preparation for the tourney and boasted that his team would go far in the competition.

—Sunday Akintoye