The Rivers State Ministry of Sports will on Monday, October 19, 2020, inaugurate a committee to organise the 2nd edition of Governor Wike pre-season tournament.
The inauguration, expected to be performed by the Rivers Sports Commissioner, Hon Boma Iyaye at the Conference Room of the Ministry, will have in attendance the Permanent Secretary, Sir Honour Sirawoo; Rivers state FA chairman, Chris Green, among others.
Bashir Badawiy is the chairman of the pre-season tournament committee.
The 2nd Governor Wike Pre-season Tournament is expected to have 16 teams, drawn from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and Nigeria National League (NNL).
The tournament is primarily aimed at preparing Nigerian clubs ahead of the 2020/2021 NPFL season and CAF Club competitions.
The state-owned football club, Rivers United are among the teams participating at the tournament that would afford them the opportunity to test their strength against other clubs.