A number of amateur football teams stand a chance to battle Glo Premier League sides in the second edition of the Unity Cup, which comes up at the Sapele Township Stadium.
The coordinator of the six-day event scheduled for the first week of November, Stephen Cole, has disclosed that amateur clubs like Ejele Football Academy, Sapele, Coliphen Sports Academy, Benin and Atete FC, Warri will battle Enyimba International of Aba, Warri Wolves, Rangers International of Enugu and Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt.
Cole, an ex-captain of Dolphins FC and owner of Coliphen Sports Football Academy said the tournament, which is expected to serve as a pre-season warm-up for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs, is aimed at promoting peace among the Sapele people, enabling the youth teams gain some exposure and complimenting the effort of the state government in sports development.
He said Michael Diden, AKA Ejele, who is a commissioner with DESOPADEC in Delta State, will sponsor the football event.
According to the event coordinator, five quality players will be screened across the country from various academies during the six-day invitational.
Successful players will embark on a trip to the United States of America for trials and possibly sign contract with some teams over there.