GSM Preseason Tournament: Shooting Stars,Shaki United,10 others battle for Gov.Makinde’s Cup in Ibadan


By SportgisterNg

Part of the efforts of the Oyo State Football Association, under the Chairmanship of HRM Oba James Odeniran to develop youths in the State is a yearly Football Competition tagged :*Governor Seyi Makinde Pre-Season Tournament*.

The competition which enters its 3rd year had its draw held for the 2022 Governor Seyi Makinde Pre-season Tournament.

It took place on Sunday (yesterday)at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba,Ibadan with Oyo State Aiteo Cup Champions and runner’s up of Ibadan Football Association (IFA) League, Saki United to knock horns with VIA Football Academy.

The Secretary of the Oyo State Footbal Association, who doubles as Chairman, NFF Congress Secretaries, *Mr Kehinde Ojelowo* while welcoming delegates and Club representatives at the Press conference, noted that the vision behind the yearly competition is to prepare clubs domiciled in the state ahead of the new season, adding that the association was of the vision to discover hidden talents across the geo political zones in the state.

Earlier, the Chairman of the State FA, who is also a respected Monarch, Oba Alakinyele of Akinyele,HRM Oba James Odeniran while addressing the representatives, aggregating the vision behind the tournament to evolve more competitive grassroots and Academy clubs in the state so as to reduce youths restiveness in line with the present administration of Governor Seyi Makinde led government In attendance, members of Oyo State Football Association (OYSFA) ,IFA representatives, Oyo State Sports Council, representatives of all participating teams, and Media houses.

According to the draw, this year edition will have Saki United and VIA Football Academy open the centre stage on Tuesday, 8th November while Oyo State Housing Corporation FC battle Oyo ‘A’ from Oyo town as the second match.

The only NPFL outfit, and defending Champions, Shooting Stars will face DON FA on Wednesday, November 9, while Cornerstone FC, entertain OMA FA.

Ilaji FC under Coach Babatunde Odubola (Ziko) will begin their quest against the State Aiteo Cup Champions, Saki United.

Here are the full fixtures for Group Stage:


Saki United vs VIA Football Academy

Oyo State Housing Corporation FC vs Oyo ‘A’


Shooting Stars vs DON FA

Cornerstone FC vs OMA FA

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10Ilaji FC vs Saki UnitedOyo ‘A’ vs New Starlet


DON FA vs Alo FA

OMA FA vs Demmyspoet Fac


VIA FA vs Ilaji FC

New Starlet vs Oyo State Housing Corporation FC


ALO FA vs Shooting Stars

Demmyspoet FC vs Cornerstone FC.

Credit-Sunday Agunbiade (Mr VAR*)

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