Determined to give all teams equal opportunities and ensure a glorious finish, the finals of Governor Wike Preseason football tournament will now take place on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
Also, owing to the adjusted fixture, the semi-finals will now be played on Saturday, November 14, 2020.
The semi-finals and finals had been previously fixed for Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Three teams have so far qualified for the semi finals namely Rivers United, MFM and Bayelsa United.
In Group A, the only contest remaining is Lobi Stars against Ottasolo. The result of the match will ultimately determine which team comes first amongst Rivers United, Lobi and Ottasolo.
While Lobi requires just a draw to top the group, Ottasolo must beat Lobi by at least 3-0 to stand a chance of making semi-finals.
In Group B, MFM came tops and will await the second of Group A, while Bayelsa United awaits first placed team.
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Bashir Badawiy commended all the participating teams for their show of maturity and understanding.
According to him, the competition has lived up to the billing as the number one pre-season tournament in West Africa.
“The camaraderie amongst the participating teams has been heart-warming and a marker for others to follow.
“Let commend all the teams for their interest and understanding even at short notice. I am indeed proud of them,” he stated.
Basihr, on behalf of the sponsors, Rivers Ministry of Sports and Organising Committee commiserated with MFM Football Club over one of its players that got injured and required medical attention.
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