By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
All is set for the commencement of this year’s All Stars Football competition, a tournament played among retired footballers in the country.
Disclosing this to New Nigerian Sports, chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the competition and ex- international, Henry Nwosu ( MON ) said that the tournament which will be on a round robin basis will kick off on October 13.
According to him, all the teams have been divided into four groups with Group A comprising of Maracana FC, Mushin All Stars, Ikorodu West All Stars, De- Reliables and All Stars Family while Group B is made up of LASPOTECH, FKJ All Stars, Okoko All Stars, Apapa- Iganmu and St Mary All Stars with Pako All Stars, Bungalow, Biggs Boys, Ojota/ Ojodu and Apapa All Stars making up Group C while Group D have FFC, LASU All Starsv, Oregun All Stars Firm All Stats and Galadicos.
Nwosu while appealing for corporate sponsorship of the tournament, explained that the competition is being put together to enable former footballers exercise themselves, build relationship and relax.
” We started this tournament in order to build lasting relationship among ex- footballers and enable them relax themselves and I ‘ m happy that since its’ inception, many ex- players have come to identify with it’ .
Meanwhile, Secretary of the LOC, Wole Eliphus has charged all the teams to play to the rules of the game even as he assured that all logistics have been put in place to not only ensure a successful tournament but to surpass successes recorded in previous editions.