The organizers of the preliminary round represent 12 teams

Organizers of the Naija Super 8 football competition have revealed the teams voted to participate in the preliminary round of the competition at an event held in Lagos.

The football competition, the first of its kind in Nigeria, will take place between teams from each of the country’s six geopolitical zones. Two teams have been selected from each geopolitical zone and they will face each other in the preliminary round from June 23 to June 25 at the Eket Township Stadium in Akwa Ibom for a place in the Naija Super 8 in Lagos.

We present the matches of the preliminary round.

  • North West: Kano Pillars (Kano) vs Katsina United (Katsina)
  • North-East. Yobe Desert Stars (Yobe) vs Gombe Utd (Gombe)
  • North-center. City FC (Abuja) vs Lobi Stars (Benue)
  • South-West. Shooting Stars (Oyo) vs Remo Stars (Ogun)
  • South-East. Enyimba (Abia) vs Heartland (Imo)
  • South-South. Rivers United (Rivers) vs Bendel Insurance (Edo)

Undoubtedly, the games of the tour are between Bendel Insurance, an unbeaten team in the NPFL23 regular season, and the reigning NPFL champions, Rivers United. Also, Shooting Stars will be looking for the first pound of flesh when they take on Remo Stars in their preliminary South West derby.

The six winners of the zonal preliminaries will join the double digit entries and advance to the Super Eight in Lagos where they will play for the Naija Super 8 crown.

The competition will take place after the conclusion of the NPFL23 Super Six in Lagos.

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