Barcelona Scouts to Grace the Lagos City Cup Tournament

Barcelona Scouts to Grace the Lagos City Cup Tournament
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The maiden event of the Lagos City Cup will start on Saturday, 1 July 2023, and go on for four days at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos.

The inaugural tournament is a talent hunt event organized by Lagos-based club Ikorodu City FC along with Barcelona and Atletic Sant Just, with the aim of scouting players good enough for the Spanish league.

Barcelona scouts will be available to watch the tournament, hoping to scout a few good players based on their performances in the cup competition. Players will also be assessed by the representatives of Atletic Sant Just, who with Barcelona, co-organised this talent-hunting tournament.

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Interestingly, Indomie Nigeria has been announced as partner for the Lagos City Cup event as well.

A handful of clubs totalling 16 registered for the Lagos City Cup inaugural tournament, and these clubs will battle for bragging rights as to who clinches the maiden title. The clubs are Ikorodu City FC (host), 36 Lions, Smart City, Joy Cometh, Dannaz FC, Box- 2Box, Lekki United, G12, Future Pro, Dominon Hotspurs, FC Bethel, Baraka FC, FC Middlewell, Collins Edwin, Eletu, and lastly KIFA.

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Lagos City Cup Draws

In the draw conducted at the Media Centre of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, the tournament was divided into four groups with the host team in Group B.

Group A

  • Box 2 Box
  • Dominion Hotspurs
  • Kazeem Eletu
  • FC Middlewell

Group B

  • Ikorodu City FC
  • Baraka FA
  • Collins Edwin
  • G12 FC

Group C

  • Dannaz FC
  • Joy Cometh
  • Future Pro
  • Lekki United

Group D

  • 36 Lions
  • Kifa
  • Smart City
  • FC Bethel

Lagos City Cup Schedule

The matches are divided into a 8am– 11am morning session and a 12pm-4pm afternoon session.

Day 1 – 01 July 2023

Box 2 Box vs Dominion Hotspurs

Baraka vs Ikorodu City FC

Dannaz vs Joy Cometh

36 Lions vs Kifa

Kazeem Eletu vs FC Middlewell

Collins Edwin vs G12

Future Pro vs Lekki United

Smart City vs Bethel

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

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