Nigeria National League champions, Bendel Insurance football club will kick off their quest to clinch the prestigious maiden NPFL/Dozy Mmobuosi Super Cup Preseason Tournament with an old-time rivalry renewal match against the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022.
The match which will serve as the opening match of the tournament will take place at the Remo International stadium, Ikenne Ogun State, at 3 pm on Tuesday.
The draws which took place on Monday, December 5, 2022, at the Elegance Hotel & Suites, Adetokunbo Ademola, Lagos, saw the four teams drawn against each other in what promises to be cracking encounters.
The tournament will see a befitting opener as Shooting Stars Sports Club is the oldest amongst the four traditional clubs in the NPFL for the 2022/2023 season and will play host to the 1972 winners of the Nigerian topflight league.
Bendel Insurance will in the next match takes on all-time league winners and 2 times CAF Champions League winners, Enyimba International FC before ending the tournament with another blockbuster against Ranger International of Enugu.
The tournament will see all teams play against each other and have the winners of the group take on the second-placed team for the grand prize.
Tagged as the underdogs, the Benin Arsenal will use this tournament to continue to fine-tune their squad ahead of the 2022/2023 NPFL season.
Speaking after the draws, the club’s general coordinator, Mrs. Sabina Chikere who was represented by Mr. Charles Olubayo said the tournament will serve as a test of strength for the team ahead of the new season.
“We are glad to be part of this tournament and we will give it a good run. It is a good way to test out strength going into the new season – with the presence of heavyweights like Shooting Stars, Enyimba International, and Enugu Rangers.
The full fixtures
3SC vs Bendel Insurance: 3 pm
Rangers vs Enyimba: 5 pm
Venue: Remo Stars Stadium Ikenne
Bendel Insurance vs Enyimba: 3 pm
Rangers vs 3SC: 5 pm
Venue Remo Stadium Ikenne
Enyimba vs 3SC: 3 om
Bendel Insurance vs Rangers: 5 pm
Venue: Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos.
The tournament will hold between 6th December to 9th December 2022.