Lobi & Rangers to open Kano pre-season tourney

The Federation Cup finalists will lock horns with the league runners up in the first match of the Super 4 contest for clubs representing Nigeria in CAF inter club competitions

Lobi Stars and Enugu Rangers will on Wednesday afternoon play the opening match of the pre-season tournament organised for Nigerian clubs on the continent holding in Kano between January 9 and 13, 2013.

According to the draws made, all the matches are slated for the Sani Abacha Stadium. Heartland and Kano Pillars will take to the field for the second tie of Day One in a repeat of the Charity Cup duel which the Owerri-based team won 2-0 in Port Harcourt last December.

In the second of hostilities, Rangers and Heartland will square up while Pillars and Lobi Stars will lock horns thereafter. Both matches take place on Thursday.

While the concluding ties are slated for Sunday, Heartland will entertain Lobi before Rangers and Pillars will take their turn later.