Action will begin today in the first 1XBET Cup’s DBI Conference as Capital Avalanche takes on Cheche Star FC, while Soccer Touch lock horns with Fackson FC at the NITEL ground, Oshodi.
It will be the turn of Group B teams tomorrow at the same venue as Bariga FC and G. Innovation do battle in the first game, while Ifako FC and Emiloju FC will take to pitch for the second game.
On Thursday, Group A matches resume as Cheche Stars Fc takes on Soccer Touch, while Capital Avalanche confronts Fackson FC. The conference will, once again, come alive on Friday as
Bariga FC test their might against Emiloju FC, while G. innovation dares Ifako FC in Group B.
Hostilities will continue in the Conference next Tuesday to determine the two teams that will proceed to the 1X final eight.
Chairman of 1XBET, Dr Femi Babalola, urged the teams to adhere strictly to the rules of the competition, show their skills and eschew violence.
He noted that 1XBET was ready to take its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes to the grassroots.
He said: “We are excited to be the sponsor of this football tournament that will ensure grassroots participation. The players must play according to the rules of the tournament. I will also urge the teams to eschew violence and give their best at all times.”
Coordinator of the tournament, Waidi Akanni, said the competition would have five conferences with eight teams, out of the 40, qualifying for the 1X final eight. He also said that the idea behind the tournament is to give non-league players opportunity to showcase their talent.