Bet9ja football league: Teams talk tough ahead August 6 kick-off as organisers hold draws, seminar

All is now set for the kick-off of the eagerly awaited Bet9ja Ekiti football league.

And to herald the competition which starts Tuesday, August 6,2019, across different venues in the state, the organisers on Thursday, held a seminar and draws for the league proper at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium, Ado- Ekiti.

The competition which is sponsored by Bet9ja, Nigeria’s  foremost betting company, and  is featuring 18 teams that made it through rounds of qualifying matches that featured 60 registered teams across different parts of the state.

The well attended event which witnessed the presentation of beautiful and customised jerseys to the participating teams, also had renowned youth football expert, Gboyega Olutade, delivering a lecture on the running and effective marketing of grassroots clubs.

According to the Chairman of the organising committee of the Bet9ja Ekiti football league, Olabayo Badmos, who was recently appointed as Vice Chairman of the Ekiti State Basketball Association, the stage is set to hold a near perfect competition that would eventually become the benchmark for such competitions in the country.

The 18 teams pooled into four groups are expected to play round- robin games on a home and away basis.

And with the top teams in each group qualifying for the knockout stage to decide the eventual winner of the mouth watering N1million cash prize.

Group A:

Gbosa Fc, Ikere Utd, Petemmal Fc, Ojorube Fc and  Moyero Fc 

GROUP B

Ifaki Utd, Bridgewaters FC, Ekiti East FC and Ikole Utd

GROUP C

Ifishin Development FC, United FC, Ileona, Ijero Utd FC and Soccer Academy, Igede

GROUP D

Kola Babes, Phoenix ASC,  Ajibade Fc, EKSU Galacticos and Flying Angels.