Posted On Wednesday, 14th August 2013
Kotoko have been invited to participate in the maiden Lagos International Football Tournament in Nigeria next month, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The Ghanaian giants alongside Ismaily of Egypt are among foreign teams expected to feature in the mini tourney in Lagos.
Organisers have promised football fans in and around Lagos of top football excitement and confident the inaugural tournament would pave the way for a genuine football revolution in the state.
Speaking at the media launch on Tuesday, Lagos FA Chairman, Seyi Akinwunmi said: “every year, you find top clubs in Europe heading to America and Asia for pre-season tournaments,”
“Recently, some of the top Premiership Clubs in England spent days playing pre-season invitational tournament in South Africa.
“Why can’t we get them to play pre-season here too? This is one of the voids that LIFT is set to address.”
Earlier in his address, the initiator of the programme and ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju, promised that the tourney would help boost the Nigeria local league and also identify and develop football talents.
It is however unclear if Kotoko could honour the invitation with the Ghana Premier League expected to kick starts on September 15.