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3SC, Remo Stars open Gov Abiodun Cup with victories

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state.

Two of the four newly promoted Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) sides, Shooting Stars of Ibadan (3SC) and Remo Stars of Ikenne-Remo yesterday began their campaign in the 2021 Governor Dapo Abiodun pre-season tournament with victories over Kwara United and Ottasol FC.

The annual Gov Abiodun Cup which is staged in jIebu-Ode is one of the leading pre-season football tournaments in Nigeria.

While 3SC defeated Kwara United 1-0 in Group A, Remo Stars piped Ottasolo 2-0 in Group B opener.

In other matches played yesterday, Ijebu United edged Gateway United 2-1 while MFM shared the spoils with Niger Tornadoes in a pulsating 0-0 draw.

Other clubs participating in this year’s tournament are Sunshine Stars of Akure and Wikki Tourists of Bauchi,

During the draws which were conducted on Tuesday, shortly before the kick-off, NPFL sides, 3SC and Kwara United were grouped along with NNL sides, Gateway United and Ijebu United in Group A.

Group B has the quartet of NPFL sides, MFM, Remo Stars, Niger Tornadoes and Ottasolo FC.

3SC of Ibadan have won the two previous editions of the pre-season tournament, defeating Delta Force FC by a lone-goal in 2019 and recording the same margin against Lobi Stars of Makurdi in the 2020 edition