Ranch Bees host pre-season tourney

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11 teams will participate in the competition

Ranch Bees Football Club of Kaduna will hosts 10 other teams in the country in a pre-season tournament ahead of the 2012/2013 football season, the Media Officer for the organising committee, Zakari Musa, in Kaduna on Wednesday.

According to Musa, the tourney will feature seven clubs from the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) and four from the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNL).

The competition, which is sponsored by Ranch Bee’s General Manager, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, will hold between 24th and 29th November at the Ranch Bees Stadium and the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.

Musa said Premier League title holders, Kano Pillars FC, would also participate along side Wikki Tourists FC, Kwara United FC, Kaduna United FC, Enyimba FC and newly promoted Nasarawa United FC and El-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri.

Other clubs participating are Ranch Bees, FC Abuja, DSS FC of Kaduna and Jigawa Golden Stars FC.

According to him, the teams are expected to arrive in Kaduna on November 23, when the draws for the meets will take place.

Musa said the objective of organising the competition is to prepare the teams for the challenges of the league season.

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