By Prosper Erere
The Prince of Monaco and former Nigeria Super Eagles player, Victor Ikpeba was among other dignitaries that witnessed the group stage of the ongoing Royal Cup sponsored by Bet9ja I’m Delta State.
According to the Media and Publicity officer of the tournament, Jahrock Ujewe, All remaining 32 clubs in the 2019 Bet9ja Royal Cup have been paired separately into eight groups of four teams each.
This was part of the private draw ceremony held at the Warri City Stadium on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
Group A and Group B teams will taste the action at the Agbor Township Stadium, with Selected All Stars FC of Patani, Young Stars FC, Sundof Academy of Oleh, and Bobbies United of Warri in Group A and Unity FC of Asaba, Rolly FC of Koko, Visionaries FC, and Henfield Academy, Umutu, all in Group B.
Group C has Victorious FC, Golden Friends FC, FC Galaxy and Ihun Iyase FC, while De Unique FC, Young Professionals FC, Ede United of Agbor and Maro11 Speedstar Academy, Ughelli are in Group D.
The Kwale Township Stadium will host all Group C and D fixtures.
The Oleh Township Stadium will play host to Delta Warriors, Osevan FC, Lord Honours FC, and Shining Stars of Oleh in Group E and Partakers FC of Agbor, Jeremi United, Aladja United, and 90 FC of Asaba in Group F.
Delta Eagles FC of Ozoro will have the herculean task of playing Golden Albion of Udu, Ekete United of Udu, and All Stars International FC of Effurun in Group G at the Warri City Stadium.
The Warri City Stadium will also treat us to the spectacle of Young Shall Grow FC in Group H trying to brave the odds in the form of God’s Project FC of Effurun, MWF FC De Titans of Abraka, and high flying Mega FC of Asaba.
All group games will commence on Monday, October 14, 2019 across all designated centers in Delta State.