Lobi, City FC kick off Naija Super 8

(*8*)Naija Super 8 organisers, Flykite Productions, have announced that North-Central teams, Lobi Stars of Makurdi and City FC of Abuja, will slug it out in the opening fixture of the Naija Super 8 play-offs at Eket Township Stadium, June 23.

(*8*)The play-offs, which will see two teams with the highest vote tallies from the same geo-political zone take on each other in a single elimination match to determine the zonal representatives at the finals in Lagos, will stage two games daily at the  Eket Township Stadium, from June 23 to 25.

(*8*)Same day, 3SC of Ibadan will go head-to-head with Remo Stars of Sagamu for the ticket to represent the South-West geo-political zone.

(*8*)The second match-day will see Yobe Stars of Damaturu in action against Gombe United FC of Gombe for the chance to represent the North-East geo-political zone. It will also see a clash between two Enyimba of Aba and Heartland of Owerri.

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(*8*)The final day will see Kano Pillars taking on Katsina United as well Rivers United battling Bendel Insurance for the tickets to represent North-West and South-South geo-political zones at the finals scheduled for the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos, from July 7 to 16.

(*8*)Winners of the play-off games will be joined by two wildcard clubs to be determined by the organisers.

(*8*)Teams for the play-offs were unveiled at a ceremony in Lagos last Friday, following the release of the fan voting exercise authenticated by Deloitte, the globally-renowned audit firm. The total number of votes during the month-long voting phase was 1, 926, 495.

(*8*)Mentors for the eight clubs participating in the finals were also unveiled. They are ex-internationals Austin Eguavoen, Mutiu Adepoju, Garba Lawal, Ike Shorunmu, Julius Aghahowa, Tijani Babangida and Victor Ezeji.

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