Kano Pillars begin Gold Cup title defence against Phoenix ASC

Kano Pillars begin Gold Cup title defence against Phoenix ASC

Kano Pillars will begin their Gold Cup Tourney title defence against Phoenix ASC when the pre-season event commences on November 15th in Ado Ekiti in a second Group A tie billed for the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium with a kickoff time of 4pm.

In the first game of the Group, Kwara United and Rivers United will lock horns by 10. am. Remo Stars will look to put their Ilorin poor form behind them are drawn bye.

Meanwhile, the opening fixtures for Group B will see CAF Champions League side and 2016 Gold Cup Champions, Lobi Stars open its campaign against FC Ebedei.

Coach Kabir Dogo in what will be his debut in the Gold Cup Tourney will be leading his new look Sunshine Stars against debutant Cynosure FC of Abakaliki. Both matches will be played on Thursday 15th, November.

The top two teams from two Groups in the mini-league will qualify automatically for the semi-finals.

Leader of Group A and B will host runner-up of Group B and A correspondingly on 21st and 22nd of November by 4pm local time.

Winners from the two semis will then lock horns for the crucial prize in the epic final at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium on November 24th.

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